Stainless Steel Bar from Spain: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

For further information contact:

Dmitry Vladimirov or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0665 and (202) 482-1690, respectively.

Supplementary information:

Background

At the request of an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Spain for the period March 1, 2005, through February 28, 2006. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 71 FR 25145 (April 28, 2006). On December 1, 2006, we published in the Federal Register a notice extending the due date for the completion of these preliminary results of review from December 1, 2006, to February 13, 2007. See Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 69550 (December 1, 2006) (Extension Notice). [1]

Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review.

Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested and a final determination within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary determination is published. If it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary determination to a maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month.

We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review by the current deadline of February 13, 2007. We require additional time to analyze supplemental questionnaire responses with respect to a number of cost issues in this administrative review. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of this review to March 22, 2007.

This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777 (i)(1) of the Act.

Dated: January 31, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys,

Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.

Footnotes

1. In the Extension Notice we stated inadvertently that we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of this review to February 13, 2006. On December 15, 2006, we published in the Federal Register a correction notice announcing the extension of the due date for the completion of these preliminary results of review to February 13, 2007. See Correction to Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 75503 (December 15, 2006).

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