The US Department of Commerce is extending the time limit for the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on gray portland cement and clinker from Mexico until December 20, 2004. This extension applies to one manufacturer/exporter, CEMEX, S.A. de C.V., and its affiliate, GCC Cemento, S.A. de C.V. The period of review is August 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003.
Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the final results of an antidumping duty administrative review within 120 days of the date on which the preliminary results are published. Currently, the due date for the final results is October 20, 2004. The Act also provides that the Department may extend the 120-day period to 180 days, if it determines that it is not practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period.
This review involves complex factual and legal issues regarding sales of a new type of cement, and the Department needs additional time to consider the issue. For this reason, the Department has determined that it is not practicable to complete the final results within the time limit mandated by section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Therefore, in accordance with that section, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the final results by 60 days.