Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Review

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For further information contact:

Emeka Chukwudebe, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0219.

Supplementary information:

Background

On April 4, 2008 the Department published a notice of initiation of the new shipper review of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam covering the period February 1, 2007 through January 1, 2008. See Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 73 FR 18510 (April 4, 2008). The preliminary results of this new shipper review are currently due no later than September 22, 2008.

Statutory Time Limits

Section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the “Act”), provides that the Department will issue the preliminary results of a new shipper review of an antidumping duty order within 180 days after the day on which the review was initiated. See also19 CFR 351.214 (i)(1). The Act further provides that the Department may extend that 180-day period to 300 days if it determines that the case is extraordinarily complicated. See19 CFR 351.214 (i)(2).

Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results

The Department determines that this new shipper review involves extraordinarily complicated methodological issues regarding the use of an intermediate input methodology, potential affiliation issues, the examination of importer information and the evaluation of the bona fide nature of company sales. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(i)(2), the Department is extending the time limit for these preliminary results by 120 days, until no later than January 20, 2009. The final result continues to be due 90 days after the publication of the preliminary result.

We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) and 777(i) of the Act.

Dated: September 17, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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