Lightweight Thermal Paper from Germany: Extension of Time Limits for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 41439 [2010-17426]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 136 / Friday, July 16, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–428–840] Lightweight Thermal Paper from Germany: Extension of Time Limits for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore or George McMahon, 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) 482–3692 or (202) 482– 1167, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 23, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on lightweight thermal paper from Germany (LTWP), covering the period November 20, 2008, to October 31, 2009. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 68229 (December 23, 2009). The notice of the preliminary results is currently due no later than August 9, 2010.1 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 because of the allegations raised by petitioner. Specifically, petitioner alleges that during the period of review (POR) Papierfabrik August Koehler AG and Koehler America, Inc. (collectively, Koehler) made a substantial number of sales below the cost of production in the home market, and that Koehler’s home market sales of a certain model constitute a fictitious market. During the investigation, the Department did not find that Koehler’s sales were at prices less than the cost of production. See Lightweight Thermal Paper from Germany: Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 73 FR 27498, 27502 (May 13, 2008), unchanged in the final results. However, based on an allegation submitted by petitioner on April 16, 2010, the Department determined that there are reasonable grounds to believe or suspect that Koehler made sales of the subject merchandise in Germany at prices below its cost of production, pursuant to section 773(b) of the Act and initiated a cost of production review. Given the complexity of the issues in this case, the Department needs more time to gather and analyze additional information. In accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are fully extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of this review by 120 days. Therefore, the preliminary results are now due no later than December 7, 2010. 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: July 12, 2010. Edward C. Yang, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2010–17426 Filed 7–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 1 As explained in the memorandum from the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from February 5, through February 12, 2010. Thus, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by seven days. The revised deadline for the preliminary results of this antidumping duty administrative review is now August 9, 2010. See Memorandum to the Record from Ronald Lorentzen, DAS for Import Administration, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During the Recent Snowstorm,’’ dated February 12, 2010.’’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Jul 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee (ETRAC) will meet on August 3 and 4, 2010, 8:30 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41439 a.m., Room 3884, at the Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW., Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on emerging technology and research activities, including those related to deemed exports. Agenda Tuesday, August 3: 8:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Open Session 1. Welcome and introductions. 2. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-428-840]


Lightweight Thermal Paper from Germany: 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: Stephanie Moore or George McMahon, 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) 482-3692 
or (202) 482-1167, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 23, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the 
Department) published a notice of initiation of the administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on lightweight thermal paper from 
Germany (LTWP), covering the period November 20, 2008, to October 31, 
2009. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 68229 
(December 23, 2009). The notice of the preliminary results is currently 
due no later than August 9, 2010.\1\
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    \1\ As explained in the memorandum from the Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Import Administration, the Department has exercised 
its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of 
the Federal Government from February 5, through February 12, 2010. 
Thus, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been 
extended by seven days. The revised deadline for the preliminary 
results of this antidumping duty administrative review is now August 
9, 2010. See Memorandum to the Record from Ronald Lorentzen, DAS for 
Import Administration, regarding ``Tolling of Administrative 
Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During the Recent 
Snowstorm,'' dated February 12, 2010.''
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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 because of the 
allegations raised by petitioner. Specifically, petitioner alleges that 
during the period of review (POR) Papierfabrik August Koehler AG and 
Koehler America, Inc. (collectively, Koehler) made a substantial number 
of sales below the cost of production in the home market, and that 
Koehler's home market sales of a certain model constitute a fictitious 
market.
    During the investigation, the Department did not find that 
Koehler's sales were at prices less than the cost of production. See 
Lightweight Thermal Paper from Germany: Notice of Preliminary 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of 
Final Determination, 73 FR 27498, 27502 (May 13, 2008), unchanged in 
the final results. However, based on an allegation submitted by 
petitioner on April 16, 2010, the Department determined that there are 
reasonable grounds to believe or suspect that Koehler made sales of the 
subject merchandise in Germany at prices below its cost of production, 
pursuant to section 773(b) of the Act and initiated a cost of 
production review.
    Given the complexity of the issues in this case, the Department 
needs more time to gather and analyze additional information. In 
accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are fully extending 
the time period for issuing the preliminary results of this review by 
120 days. Therefore, the preliminary results are now due no later than 
December 7, 2010. 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: July 12, 2010.
Edward C. Yang,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. 2010-17426 Filed 7-15-10; 8:45 am]
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