[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 22 (Wednesday, February 4, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 6015]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-2356]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-552-801]


Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of 
Vietnam: Extension of Time Limits for the Preliminary Results of the 
New Shipper Reviews

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 4, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Lord (Cadovimex II) or Alexis 
Polovina (SAMEFICO), 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) 482-7524 and (202) 482-3927, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The notice announcing the antidumping duty order on certain frozen 
fish fillets from Vietnam was published in the Federal Register on 
August 12, 2003. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen 
Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 68 FR 47909 
(August 12, 2003). On August 8, 2008, and August 26, 2008, we received 
timely requests for new shipper reviews from Saigon-Mekong Fishery Co., 
Ltd. ( ``SAMEFICO'') and Cadovimex II Seafood Import-Export and 
Processing Joint Stock Company (``Cadovimex II'') in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.214(c) and 351.214(d)(2). On October 1, 2008, the Department 
published a notice of initiation of new shipper reviews of certain 
frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam covering the 
period of August 1, 2007, through July 31, 2008. See Certain Frozen 
Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of 
Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews, 73 FR 57058, (October 1, 2008). 
The preliminary results are currently due no later than March 24, 2009.

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 also 19 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. See also 19 CFR 351.214 (i)(2).

Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results

    The Department determines that these new shipper reviews involve 
extraordinarily complicated methodological issues such as the 
examination of importer information and the evaluation of the bona fide 
nature of each company's sales. In addition, the Department needs 
additional time to evaluate the complicated multiple stages of 
production. 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 
July 22, 2009. The final results continue to be due 90 days after the 
publication of the preliminary results.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: January 27, 2009.
John M. Andersen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-2356 Filed 2-3-09; 8:45 am]
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