[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 39 (Monday, February 28, 2011)]
[Page 10879]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4394]



International Trade Administration


Certain Pasta From Italy: Extension of Time Limits for the 
Preliminary Results of Fourteenth Antidumping Duty Administrative 

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

Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1168 
and (202) 482-1167, respectively.


    On August 31, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce 
(``Department'') published a notice of initiation of the administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from Italy, 
covering the period July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. See Initiation of 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request 
for Revocation in Part, 75 FR 53274 (August 31, 2010). The preliminary 
results of this review are currently due no later than April 2, 2011.

Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results

    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. 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 by up to 120 
    We determine that completion of the preliminary results of this 
review within the 245 day period is not practicable for the following 
reasons. This review requires the Department to gather and analyze a 
significant amount of information pertaining to the company's sales 
practices, manufacturing costs, corporate relationships and an 
examination of a particular market situation allegation filed by 
petitioners.\1\ Given the number and complexity of issues in this case, 
and in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are 
extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of review 
by 120 days. The preliminary results will now be due no later than 
August 1, 2011, the first business day following 120 days from the 
current deadline. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next 
Business Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant 
to the Tariff Act of 1930, as Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). The 
final results continue to be due 120 days after the publication of the 
preliminary results.

    \1\ Petitioners consist of New World Pasta Company, Dakota 
Growers Pasta Company, and American Italian Pasta Company.

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

    Dated: February 18, 2011.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
[FR Doc. 2011-4394 Filed 2-25-11; 8:45 am]