Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of the 2006-2007 Administrative Review, 53190-53191 [E8-21362]

Download as PDF 53190 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices STEEL WIRE GARMENT HANGERS FROM THE PRC—AMENDED DUMPING MARGINS—Continued Weighted-average deposit rate Exporter & producer PRC-Wide Rate 5 ......................................................................................................................................................................... Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to continue to suspend liquidation on all entries of subject merchandise from the PRC. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits or the posting of a bond equal to the estimated amount by which the normal value exceeds the U.S. price as indicated in the chart above. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.224(e). Dated: September 8, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–21468 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–423–808] Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: September 15, 2008. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Cindy Robinson or George McMahon, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3797 or (202) 482– 1167, respectively. Background On June 6, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of 5 The PRC-Wide entity includes Tianjin Hongtong Metal Manufacture Co. Ltd. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 the antidumping duty order on stainless steel plate in coils From Belgium. See Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 32298 (June 6, 2008) (Preliminary Results). The current deadline for the final results of this review is October 4, 2008. Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Review Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the final results in an administrative review within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results were published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the final results to up to 180 days from the date of publication of the preliminary results. See also 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). The Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the review within the original time frame due to the further analysis required in this case. As referenced in the Preliminary Results, the Department recently requested public comment regarding the impact of cost changes on the cost averaging period.1 In response to this request, the Department received a number of comments from parties regarding the use of shorter cost averaging periods. The Department will need additional time to analyze the complex issues raised in these comments. Furthermore, the Department needs additional time to analyze respondent, Ugine and ALZ Belgium’s cost of production supplemental questionnaire response, which was received after the Department’s issuance of the Preliminary Results. Consequently, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of the final results of the review by an additional 60 days. Therefore, the final results of review are 1 See Antidumping Methodologies for Proceedings That Involve Significant Cost Changes Throughout the Period of Investigation (POI)/Period of Review (POR) That May Require Using Shorter Cost Averaging Periods; Request for Comment, 73 FR 26364 (May 9, 2008). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 187.25 now due no later than December 3, 2008. This extension notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). Dated: September 9, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–21472 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–839] Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of the 2006–2007 Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: September 15, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew McAllister or Brandon Farlander, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone (202) 482–1174 and (202) 482–0182, respectively. Statutory Time Limits Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested and the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. If it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, respectively. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices Background On May 30, 2008, the Department published the preliminary results of the 2006–2007 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea. See Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea: Preliminary Results of the 2006/2007 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 31058 (May 30, 2008). In our preliminary results, we stated that we would issue our final results for the antidumping duty administrative review no later than 120 days after the date of publication of the preliminary results (i.e., September 27, 2008). Extension of Time Limits for Final Results The Department has determined that completion of the final results of this review within the original time period is not practicable due to the complex legal and factual issues that have arisen since the issuance of our preliminary results of review. Specifically, the Department requires additional time to review interested parties’ comments on information regarding respondent’s, Huvis Corporation’s, affiliated parties. Thus, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is extending the time period for issuing the final results of review by an additional 60 days, until November 26, 2008. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 8, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–21362 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Imports of Certain Apparel Articles: Interim Procedures for the Implementation of the Earned Import Allowance Program Established Under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 Interim procedures, request for comments. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is issuing interim procedures implementing provisions under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (‘‘the Act’’), enacted in its entirety by Congress on June 18, 2008. Title XV, Subtitle D, Part I of the Act contains VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 amendments to the special rules for apparel and other textiles from Haiti in Section 213A(b) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (‘‘CBERA’’) (19 U.S.C. 2703a(b)), including rules enacted in 2006 by the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2006 (‘‘HOPE’’). These amendments are also cited as the ‘‘Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2008’’ (‘‘HOPE II’’). Under Section 15402 of the Act, Section 213A(b) of CBERA is amended by creating a benefit for apparel wholly assembled or knit-to-shape in Haiti that meets a ‘‘3 for 1’’ earned import allowance. The amendment requires the Secretary of Commerce to establish a program to provide earned import allowance certificates to any producer or entity controlling production of apparel in Haiti, such that apparel wholly assembled or knit-to-shape in Haiti from any combination of fabrics, fabric components, components knit-toshape, or yarns, regardless of their source, and imported directly from Haiti or the Dominican Republic may enter the United States duty-free, pursuant to the satisfaction of the terms governing issuance of the earned import allowance certificate by the producer or entity controlling production of apparel in Haiti. DATES: These interim procedures are effective as of September 30, 2008. Although these procedures are not subject to the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A) (‘‘Administrative Procedures Act’’), Commerce will consider written comments received by 5 p.m. on November 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to: R. Matthew Priest, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Dybczak, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–3651. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department of Commerce is issuing interim procedures implementing Section 15402 of the Act, which was enacted in its entirety by Congress on June 18, 2008. Title XV, Subtitle D, Part I of the Act contains amendments to the special rules for apparel and other textiles from Haiti in Section 213A(b) of CBERA (19 U.S.C. 2703a(b)), including rules enacted in PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53191 2006 by HOPE. These amendments are also cited as HOPE II. Under Section 15402 of the Act, Section 213A(b) of CBERA is amended by creating an uncapped benefit for apparel wholly assembled or knit-toshape in Haiti that meets a ‘‘3 for 1’’ earned import allowance. The Act requires that the Secretary of Commerce establish an Earned Import Allowance program under Section 213A(b) such that apparel wholly assembled or knitto-shape in Haiti from any combination of fabrics, fabric components, components knit-to-shape, or yarns and imported directly from Haiti or the Dominican Republic shall enter the United States free of duty, without regard to the source of the fabrics, fabric components, components knit-to-shape or yarns from which the articles are made, if such apparel articles are accompanied by an earned import allowance certificate (‘‘certificate’’) that reflects the amount of credits equal to the total square meter equivalent (‘‘SME’’) of such apparel articles, in accordance with the program outlined below. The Secretary of Commerce has delegated his authority under the Act to implement and administer the Earned Import Allowance program to the International Trade Administration’s Office of Textiles and Apparel (‘‘OTEXA’’). This notice sets forth the interim procedures OTEXA will follow in implementing the provisions of HOPE II and the Earned Import Allowance program. In accordance with these procedures, OTEXA will issue certificates to qualifying apparel producers to accompany imports of apparel wholly formed or knit-to-shape in Haiti and exported from Haiti or the Dominican Republic. Such certificates will be issued as long as there is sufficient balance of SMEs available as a result of the purchase of qualifying woven fabrics or qualifying knit fabrics, as defined below, intended for production in Haiti. OTEXA, promptly upon promulgation of these interim procedures, intends to begin the process of opening and administering qualifying apparel producers’ accounts to issue certificates as appropriate. These procedures may be modified in the future to address concerns that may arise as OTEXA gains experience in implementing them. Pursuant to the Secretary’s delegation of authority, OTEXA may reconsider, and/or subsequently amend, any determination to deposit credits or request to issue certificates that may have been procured by error, fraud, or similar faults. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-839]


Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Notice 
of Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of the 2006-2007 
Administrative Review

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

DATES: Effective Date: September 15, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew McAllister or Brandon 
Farlander, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone 
(202) 482-1174 and (202) 482-0182, respectively.

Statutory Time Limits

    Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the 
Act''), requires the Department of Commerce (``Department'') to issue 
the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days 
after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a 
review is requested and the final results within 120 days after the 
date on which the preliminary results are published. If it is not 
practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines 
to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, respectively.

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Background

    On May 30, 2008, the Department published the preliminary results 
of the 2006-2007 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 
certain polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea. See Certain 
Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea: Preliminary Results of the 2006/2007 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 31058 (May 30, 2008). In 
our preliminary results, we stated that we would issue our final 
results for the antidumping duty administrative review no later than 
120 days after the date of publication of the preliminary results 
(i.e., September 27, 2008).

Extension of Time Limits for Final Results

    The Department has determined that completion of the final results 
of this review within the original time period is not practicable due 
to the complex legal and factual issues that have arisen since the 
issuance of our preliminary results of review. Specifically, the 
Department requires additional time to review interested parties' 
comments on information regarding respondent's, Huvis Corporation's, 
affiliated parties. Thus, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, the Department is extending the time period for issuing the 
final results of review by an additional 60 days, until November 26, 
2008.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: September 8, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-21362 Filed 9-12-08; 8:45 am]
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