Corrosion-resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Extension of Time Limits for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 19049 [E9-9528]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 79 / Monday, April 27, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–816] Corrosion–resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Extension of Time Limits for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Hargett, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5973. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Background On September 30, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products from the Republic of Korea, covering the period August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 56795 (September 30, 2008). The preliminary results of this review are currently due no later than May 3, 2009. Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires that the Department make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested. Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act further states that if it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period specified, the administering authority may extend the 245–day period to issue its preliminary results to up to 365 days. We determine that completion of the preliminary results of this review within the 245–day period is not practicable. Additional time is needed to gather and analyze a significant amount of information pertaining to sales practices, manufacturing costs and corporate relationships pertaining to each company participating in the review. Given the number and complexity of issues in this case, and in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are fully extending the time period for issuing the preliminary VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:55 Apr 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 results of review. Therefore, the preliminary results are now due no later than August 31, 2009. The final results continue to be due 120 days after publication of the preliminary results. This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: April 21, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–9528 Filed 4–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–560–822, A–583–843, A–552–804] Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Indonesia, Taiwan, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 27, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov at (202) 482–0665 or Minoo Hatten at (202) 482–1690 (Indonesia and Taiwan), AD/CVD Operations, Office 5; Maisha Cryor at (202) 482–5831 or Robert Bolling at (202) 482–3434 (Socialist Republic of Vietnam), AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Petitions On March 31, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received petitions concerning imports of polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from Indonesia, Taiwan, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) filed in proper form by Hilex Poly Co., LLC, and Superbag Corporation (the petitioners). See the Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from Indonesia, Taiwan, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam submitted on March 31, 2009 (the Petitions). On April 3, 2009, the Department issued a request for additional information and clarification of certain areas of the Petitions. Based on the Department’s requests, the petitioners filed additional information on April 8, 10, 15, and 16, 2009 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19049 (hereinafter, Supplement to the Petitions, dated respectively). The period of investigation (POI) for Indonesia and Taiwan is January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008. The POI for Vietnam is July 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008. See 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1). In accordance with section 732(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the petitioners allege that imports of PRCBs from Indonesia, Taiwan, and Vietnam are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, within the meaning of section 731 of the Act, and that such imports are materially injuring, or threatening material injury to, an industry in the United States. The Department finds that the petitioners filed these Petitions on behalf of the domestic industry because the petitioners are interested parties as defined in section 771(9)(C) of the Act and have demonstrated sufficient industry support with respect to the antidumping duty investigations that the petitioners are requesting that the Department initiate (see ‘‘Determination of Industry Support for the Petitions’’ section below). Scope of Investigations The merchandise covered by these investigations is PRCBs. See Attachment I to this notice for a complete description of the merchandise covered by these investigations. Comments on Scope of Investigations During our review of the Petitions, we discussed the scope with the petitioners to ensure that it is an accurate reflection of the products for which the domestic industry is seeking relief. Moreover, as discussed in the preamble to the regulations (Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties; Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997)), we are setting aside a period for interested parties to raise issues regarding product coverage. The Department encourages all interested parties to submit such comments within 20 calendar days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Comments should be addressed to Import Administration’s APO/Dockets Unit, Room 1870, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. The period of scope consultations is intended to provide the Department with ample opportunity to consider all comments and to consult with parties prior to the issuance of the preliminary determinations. E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-816]


Corrosion-resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From the Republic 
of Korea: Extension of Time Limits for the Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Hargett, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14\th\ Street and Constitution Ave, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5973.

Background

    On September 30, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce 
(``Department'') published a notice of initiation of the administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on corrosion-resistant carbon 
steel flat products from the Republic of Korea, covering the period 
August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008. See Initiation of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation 
in Part, 73 FR 56795 (September 30, 2008). The preliminary results of 
this review are currently due no later than May 3, 2009.

Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results

    Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the 
Act''), requires that the Department make a preliminary determination 
within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order 
for which a review is requested. Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act 
further states that if it is not practicable to complete the review 
within the time period specified, the administering authority may 
extend the 245-day period to issue its preliminary results to up to 365 
days.
    We determine that completion of the preliminary results of this 
review within the 245-day period is not practicable. Additional time is 
needed to gather and analyze a significant amount of information 
pertaining to sales practices, manufacturing costs and corporate 
relationships pertaining to each company participating in the review. 
Given the number and complexity of issues in this case, and in 
accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are fully extending 
the time period for issuing the preliminary results of review. 
Therefore, the preliminary results are now due no later than August 31, 
2009. The final results continue to be due 120 days after publication 
of the preliminary results.
    This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: April 21, 2009.
John M. Andersen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. E9-9528 Filed 4-24-09; 8:45 am]
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