Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from Italy; Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 23802 [E7-8279]

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 83 (Tuesday, May 1, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 23802]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8279]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-475-703)


Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from Italy; Notice of 
Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 1, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Salim Bhabhrawala at (202) 482-1784, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 29, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on granular polytetrafluoroethylene resin from 
Italy. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 71 FR 57465 (September 29, 2006). The period of 
review is August 1, 2005, through July 31, 2006, and the preliminary 
results are currently due no later than May 3, 2007. The review covers 
one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise.

Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), the Department shall make a preliminary 
determination in an administrative review of an antidumping 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 the 245-day period to 365 days if it 
determines it is not practicable to complete the review within the 
foregoing time period. We determine that it is not practicable to 
complete this administrative review within the time limits mandated by 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act because this review involves a number 
of complicated issues (e.g., the calculation of general and 
administrative expenses and U.S. warehousing), which must be addressed 
prior to the issuance of the preliminary results. The Department 
requires additional time to analyze the respondent's questionnaire 
response and issue any necessary supplemental questionnaires.
    Accordingly, the Department is extending, by 71 days, the time 
limit for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative 
review until no later than July 13, 2007. We intend to issue the final 
results no later than 120 days after the publication of the preliminary 
results notice.
    This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).

    Dated: April 24, 2007.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-8279 Filed 4-30-07; 8:45 am]
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