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Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation

Paul Piquado
Department of Commerce
2 June 2016


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 106 (Thursday, June 2, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 35332]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-13044]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-040]


Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty 
Investigation

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

DATES: Effective Date: June 2, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun or Andre Gziryan, AD/CVD 
Operations Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5760 and (202) 482-
2201, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 18, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated the antidumping duty investigation of truck and bus tires 
from the People's Republic of China.\1\ The Initiation Notice stated 
that the Department would issue its preliminary determination for this 
investigation no later than 140 days after the date of the initiation 
in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1), unless postponed.\2\
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    \1\ See Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: 
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 81 FR 9434 (February 
25, 2016) (Initiation Notice).
    \2\ Id., 81 FR at 9438.
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Period of Investigation

    The period of investigation is July 1, 2015, through December 31, 
2015.

Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    Section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act permits the Department to postpone 
the time limit for the preliminary determination if it receives a 
timely request from the petitioner for postponement. The Department may 
postpone the preliminary determination under section 733(c)(1) of the 
Act no later than 190 days after the date on which the administering 
authority initiates an investigation.
    On May 20, 2016, United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, 
Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers 
International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC (the petitioner) made a timely 
request under 19 CFR 351.205(e) for a 50-day postponement of the 
preliminary determination of this investigation.\3\ The petitioner 
states that a postponement is necessary given a very large number of 
separate rate applications and the need for additional time to analyze 
responses from the two selected respondents.\4\
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    \3\ See Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China 
(A-570-040): Petitioner's Request to Extend the Preliminary 
Determination dated May 20, 2016.
    \4\ Id.
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    For the reasons stated above, and because there are no compelling 
reasons to deny the petitioner's request, the Department is fully 
postponing the preliminary determination of this investigation in 
accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.205(b)(2) and (e) to August 26, 2016. The deadline for the final 
determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the 
preliminary determination, unless extended.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: May 26, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary For Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-13044 Filed 6-1-16; 8:45 am]
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