Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations; Uncovered Innerspring Units from the People's Republic of China, South Africa, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 30604-30605 [E8-11854]

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E8–11860 Filed 5–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–928, A–791–821, A–552–803 Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations; Uncovered Innerspring Units from the People’s Republic of China, South Africa, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 28, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Begnal at (202) 482–1442 or Scot Fullerton at (202) 482–1386 (People’s Republic of China), Office 9; Dmitry Vladimirov at (202) 482–0665 or Minoo Hatten at (202) 482–1690 (South Africa), Office 5; Eugene Degnan at (202) 482– 0414 or Robert Bolling at (202) 482– 3434 (Socialist Republic of Vietnam), Office 8, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations On January 28, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the initiation of the antidumping investigations on uncovered innerspring units from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), South Africa, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). See Uncovered Innerspring Units from the People’s Republic of China, South Africa, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 73 FR 4817 (January 28, 2008) (Initiation Notice). The notice of initiation stated that the Department would issue its preliminary E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 28, 2008 / Notices determinations for these investigations no later than 140 days after the date of issuance of the initiation, in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On May 20, 2008, the petitioner, Leggett & Platt Inc., made a request pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2) and (e) for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determinations.1 The petitioner requested postponement of the preliminary determinations in order to allow the Department additional time to do a thorough investigation of the respondents in these investigations. For the reason identified by the petitioner and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations under section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act by 50 days to July 30, 2008. The deadline for the final determinations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless extended. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: May 21, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–11854 Filed 5–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–427–827) Sodium Metal from France: Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that sodium metal from France (sodium metal) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 Although the petitioner did not file its request 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination, the Department has determined to accept the request pursuant to its authority under 19 CFR 351.302(b). We find that good cause exists to extend the deadline in order to allow the Department additional time to analyze the questionnaire responses in the investigation of uncovered innerspring units from the PRC. Further, for purposes of administrative efficiency, the Department concludes that the Vietnam, South Africa and PRC cases should remain on a consistent timeline. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:43 May 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated margin of sales at LTFV is listed in the ‘‘Suspension of Liquidation’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. Pursuant to requests from interested parties, we are postponing for 60 days the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four– month period to not more than six months. Accordingly, we will make our final determination not later than 135 days after publication of the preliminary determination. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 28, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or Joy Zhang, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–5973 or (202) 482– 1168, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 23, 2007, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. Inc. (the petitioner) filed a petition on sodium metal from France. In a supplement to the petition, the petitioner provided information demonstrating reasonable grounds to believe or suspect that sales of sodium metal in the home market were made at prices below the fully absorbed cost of production (COP), within the meaning of section 773(b) of the Act, and requested that the Department conduct a sales–below-cost investigation. See November 8, 2007, supplement to the petition at page 10. We found that the petitioner provided a reasonable basis to believe or suspect that the French producer was selling sodium metal in France at prices below the COP. See section 773(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Act. On November 13, 2007, the Department initiated the antidumping duty investigation of sodium metal from France. See Sodium Metal from France: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 72 FR 65295 (November 20, 2007) (Initiation Notice). The Department also initiated a country–wide sales–below-cost investigation and requested that respondent, MSSA S.A.S, respond to section D of the Department’s antidumping questionnaire. See Initiation Notice; see also the Department’s questionnaire issued to MSSA S.A.S. on January 4, 2008. The Department requested comments on model–matching criteria in its letter to interested parties, dated November PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30605 16, 2007. On December 6, 2007, the petitioner submitted comments on the model–matching criteria. On December 13, 2007, MSSA S.A.S., MSSA Company, and Columbia Sales International (collectively, MSSA) submitted comments on the proposed model–matching criteria. On December 14 and 17, 2007, the petitioner submitted additional comments on the proposed model–matching criteria. On December 19, 2007, MSSA responded to the petitioner’s comments concerning model–matching criteria. For an explanation of the model–matching criteria used, see Model Match section, below. On December 6, 2007, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) preliminarily determined that there is a reasonable indication that the industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of sodium metal from France that are alleged to be sold in the United States at LTFV. See Sodium Metal From France, Investigation No. 731–TA–1135 (Preliminary), 73 FR 15777 (March 25, 2008). The ITC notified the Department of these findings. On December 14, 2007, MSSA wrote to inform the Department that its home market may not be viable because most of its sales in most markets are governed by long–term contracts. In addition, MSSA also explained that the Department may need to expand the period of investigation (POI) to capture sales from one of its larger contracts in the United States. On December 19, 2007, the petitioner submitted a letter arguing against extending the POI. On December 20, 2007, MSSA submitted a response to the petitioner’s comments on extending the POI. See Date of Sale/ Market Viability section, below. On February 8, 2008, the Department received the Section A questionnaire response from MSSA. On February 20, 2008, the Department received a letter from MSSA explaining that it had made a small percentage of sales to affiliated parties in the United States for further manufacturing and downstream sales and asked that it be excused from reporting these sales. On February 25, 2008, the Department received the Sections B and C response from MSSA.1 On March 6, 2008, MSSA responded to the Department’s Section A supplemental questionnaire. On March 7, 2008, the petitioner filed a sales–below-cost allegation based on sales to Germany. On March 18, 2008, the Department postponed the 1 For Section B, MSSA originally reported thirdcountry sales to Germany using invoice date as the date of sale. E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-570-928, A-791-821, A-552-803


Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty 
Investigations; Uncovered Innerspring Units from the People's Republic 
of China, South Africa, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 28, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Begnal at (202) 482-1442 or Scot 
Fullerton at (202) 482-1386 (People's Republic of China), Office 9; 
Dmitry Vladimirov at (202) 482-0665 or Minoo Hatten at (202) 482-1690 
(South Africa), Office 5; Eugene Degnan at (202) 482-0414 or Robert 
Bolling at (202) 482-3434 (Socialist Republic of Vietnam), Office 8, 
AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Postponement of Preliminary Determinations

    On January 28, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published in the Federal Register the initiation of the antidumping 
investigations on uncovered innerspring units from the People's 
Republic of China (PRC), South Africa, and the Socialist Republic of 
Vietnam (Vietnam). See Uncovered Innerspring Units from the People's 
Republic of China, South Africa, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: 
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 73 FR 4817 (January 28, 
2008) (Initiation Notice).
    The notice of initiation stated that the Department would issue its 
preliminary

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determinations for these investigations no later than 140 days after 
the date of issuance of the initiation, in accordance with section 
733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
    On May 20, 2008, the petitioner, Leggett & Platt Inc., made a 
request pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2) and (e) for a 50-day 
postponement of the preliminary determinations.\1\ The petitioner 
requested postponement of the preliminary determinations in order to 
allow the Department additional time to do a thorough investigation of 
the respondents in these investigations.
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    \1\ Although the petitioner did not file its request 25 days or 
more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination, the 
Department has determined to accept the request pursuant to its 
authority under 19 CFR 351.302(b). We find that good cause exists to 
extend the deadline in order to allow the Department additional time 
to analyze the questionnaire responses in the investigation of 
uncovered innerspring units from the PRC. Further, for purposes of 
administrative efficiency, the Department concludes that the 
Vietnam, South Africa and PRC cases should remain on a consistent 
timeline.
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    For the reason identified by the petitioner and because there are 
no compelling reasons to deny the request, the Department is postponing 
the deadline for the preliminary determinations under section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act by 50 days to July 30, 2008. The deadline for 
the final determinations will continue to be 75 days after the date of 
the preliminary determinations, unless extended.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: May 21, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-11854 Filed 5-27-08; 8:45 am]
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