[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 174 (Thursday, September 9, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 48981]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-23434]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration
[A-580-812]


Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors of One Megabit or 
Above (DRAMs) From the Republic of Korea: Postponement of Final Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review.

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

ACTION: Extension of time limit for final results of antidumping duty 
administrative review.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is extending the 
time limit for the final results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on DRAMs from the Republic of Korea, covering 
the period May 1, 1997, through April 30, 1998, since it is not 
practicable to complete the review within the time limit mandated by 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 9, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: John Conniff, Antidumping Duty and 
Countervailing Duty Enforcement, Office Four, Group II, Import 
Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue , NW, Washington DC 20230, 
telephone 202/482-1009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Applicable Statute

    Unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the statute are 
references to the provisions effective January 1, 1995, the effective 
date of the amendments made to the Act by the Uruguay Round Agreements 
Act.
    In addition, unless stated otherwise, all citations to the 
Department's regulations are to the current regulations codified at 19 
CFR Part 351 (1998).

Background

    On June 29, 1998 (63 FR 35188), the Department initiated an 
administrative review of the antidumping order on DRAMs from the 
Republic of Korea, covering the period May 1, 1997 through April 30, 
1998. On June 8, 1999, the Department published the preliminary 
determination in this review (64 FR 30481).

Postponement of Final Results of Review

    Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act requires the Department to make a 
final determination within 120 days after the date on which the 
preliminary determination is published. However, if it is not 
practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 
751(a)(3)(A) allows the Department to extend this time period to 180 
days after the date on which the preliminary determination is 
published.
    We determine that it is not practicable to complete the final 
results of this review within the original time frame because of the 
complexity of the legal and methodological issues involved in this 
review (see Memorandum from Bernard T. Carreau, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary to Richard Moreland, Acting Assistant Secretary, September 1, 
1999). Accordingly, the deadline for issuing the final results of this 
review will be no later than 180 days (December 5, 1999) from the 
publication of the preliminary determination.
    This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the 
Act (19 U.S.C. 1675 (a)(3)(A)).

    Dated: September 1, 1999.
Holly A. Kuga,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, AD/CVD Enforcement Group.
[FR Doc. 99-23434 Filed 9-8-99; 8:45 am]
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