Saccharin from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 13746 [E7-5379]

Download as PDF 13746 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 56 / Friday, March 23, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–570–878) Saccharin from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 23, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Fornaro or Fran Veith, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3927 and (202) 482–4295, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Background On July 3, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on saccharin from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 71 FR 37890 (July 3, 2006). We received timely requests for review from Amgal Chemical Products (1989) Ltd. (‘‘Amgal’’), Shanghai Fortune Chemical Company, Ltd. (‘‘Shanghai Fortune’’), and Suzhou Fine Chemical Co. Group Ltd. (‘‘Suzhou’’). On August 30, 2006, the Department published a notice of the initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on saccharin from the PRC for the period July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 51573 (August 30, 2006). On October 16, 2006, Suzhou withdrew its request for an administrative review. On November 14, 2006, Amgal withdrew its request for an administrative review. On December 26, 2006, we rescinded the administrative review with respect to Suzhou and Amgal. See Saccharin from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 77382 (December 26, 2006). The preliminary results of review are currently due no later than April 2, 2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Mar 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), the Department shall make a preliminary determination in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The Act further provides, however, that the Department may extend that 245-day period to 365 days if it determines it is not practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period. The Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of the administrative review of saccharin from the PRC within this time limit due to the complexity of certain issues and the need to issue supplemental questionnaires requesting additional information from Shanghai Fortune. Specifically, the Department needs additional time to research and analyze the request for by–product offsets and the valuation of those by– products for which an offset was requested. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is extending the time period for completion of the preliminary results of this review by 30 days until May 2, 2007. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 19, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–5379 Filed 3–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–809] Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 23, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 telephone: (202) 482–2924 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 9, 1994, the Department published the antidumping duty order on stainless steel flanges from India. See Amended Final Determination and Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India, 59 FR 5994 (February 9, 1994). On August 31, 2006, we received requests for new shipper reviews for the period February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007 from Micro Forge (India) and Pradeep Metals Limited. On October 6, 2006, the Department published a notice initiating the requested reviews. See Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews, 71 FR 59081, (October 6, 2006). The preliminary results of the new shipper review are currently due no later than March 28, 2007. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930 as amended (the Act), the Department shall issue preliminary results in a new shipper review of an antidumping duty order within 180 days after the date on which the new shipper review was initiated. The Act further provides, however, that the Department may extend the deadline for completion of the preliminary results of a new shipper review from 180 days to 300 days if it determines that the case is extraordinarily complicated. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act. We determine that this new shipper review is extraordinarily complicated because, among other things, we need additional time to determine whether Micro Forge’s and Pradeep’s sales to the United States were bona fide transactions. In addition, we require additional time to gather further information and verify Micro Forge’s responses to our request for constructed value information. Section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and section 351.214(i)(2) of the Department’s regulations allow the Department to extend the deadline for the preliminary results to a maximum of 300 days from the date on which the new shipper review was initiated. For the reasons noted above, we are extending the time for the completion of the preliminary results until no later than July 26, 2007, which is 300 days from the date on which the new shipper review was initiated. The deadline for the final results of this new shipper review continues to be 90 days after the E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-570-878)


Saccharin from the People's Republic of China: Notice of 
Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 23, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Fornaro or Fran Veith, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3927 and (202) 482-4295, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 3, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review 
of the antidumping duty order on saccharin from the People's Republic 
of China (``PRC''). See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, 
Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request 
Administrative Review, 71 FR 37890 (July 3, 2006). We received timely 
requests for review from Amgal Chemical Products (1989) Ltd. 
(``Amgal''), Shanghai Fortune Chemical Company, Ltd. (``Shanghai 
Fortune''), and Suzhou Fine Chemical Co. Group Ltd. (``Suzhou'').
    On August 30, 2006, the Department published a notice of the 
initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order 
on saccharin from the PRC for the period July 1, 2005, through June 30, 
2006. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 51573 
(August 30, 2006). On October 16, 2006, Suzhou withdrew its request for 
an administrative review. On November 14, 2006, Amgal withdrew its 
request for an administrative review. On December 26, 2006, we 
rescinded the administrative review with respect to Suzhou and Amgal. 
See Saccharin from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Partial 
Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 77382 
(December 26, 2006). The preliminary results of review are currently 
due no later than April 2, 2007.

Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (``Act''), the Department shall make a preliminary 
determination in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order 
within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date 
of publication of the order. The Act further provides, however, that 
the Department may extend that 245-day period to 365 days if it 
determines it is not practicable to complete the review within the 
foregoing time period.
    The Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the 
preliminary results of the administrative review of saccharin from the 
PRC within this time limit due to the complexity of certain issues and 
the need to issue supplemental questionnaires requesting additional 
information from Shanghai Fortune. Specifically, the Department needs 
additional time to research and analyze the request for by-product 
offsets and the valuation of those by-products for which an offset was 
requested. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the 
Act, the Department is extending the time period for completion of the 
preliminary results of this review by 30 days until May 2, 2007.
    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) 
and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: March 19, 2007.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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