Antidumping: Frozen warmwater shrimp from— Various countries,

 
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[Federal Register: April 7, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 67)]

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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-838, A-331-802, A-533-840, A-549-822]

Notice of Initiation of Administrative Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, Ecuador, India and Thailand

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') received timely requests to conduct administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (``shrimp'') from Brazil, Ecuador, India and Thailand. The anniversary month of these orders is February. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating these administrative reviews.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 7, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Johnson at (202) 482-4929 (Brazil), David Goldberger at (202) 482-4136 (Ecuador), Elizabeth Eastwood at (202) 482-3874 (India) and Irina Itkin at (202) 482-0656 (Thailand), AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Department received timely requests from Petitioners\1\ and certain individual companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), during the anniversary month of February, for administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on shrimp from Brazil, Ecuador, India, and Thailand covering 54 companies for Brazil, 72 companies for Ecuador, 348 companies for India, and 145 companies for Thailand. Subsequently, Petitioners withdrew one request for review for Ecuador. See Petitioners' letter dated March 1, 2006. On March 16, 2006, the Department issued a memorandum detailing Department officials' communications with Petitioners' counsel regarding concerns about the names and addresses of certain companies included in Petitioners' request for administrative reviews. See Memorandum to the File, from Irene Darzenta Tzafolias, Acting Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Re: Conversation with Petitioners' Counsel Concerning Petitioners' Requests for Administrative Reviews, dated March 16, 2006. On March 21, 2006, the Petitioners submitted a letter addressing the items outlined in the Department's memorandum of March 16, 2006. In their letter Petitioners withdrew their request for review of certain companies.\2\ On March 29, 2006, we received letters from certain companies in Ecuador and India which were named in Petitioners' review requests, alleging certain errors in the review requests. These letters were not received in time for full consideration prior to the Department's initiation of these reviews. The Department is now initiating administrative reviews of the orders covering the remaining 50 companies for Brazil, 71 companies for Ecuador, 347 companies for India, and 145 companies for Thailand.

\1\ Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (``Petitioners'').

\2\ With respect to Brazil, Petitioners withdrew the request for administrative review for Potiguar Alimenbtos do Mar Ltda., the spelling of which contains a typographical error. Petitioners requested an administrative review of the company using the correct spelling, Potiguar Alimentos do Mar Ltda. With respect to India, Petitioners unintentionally duplicated a request for an administrative review of the company Tim Tim Far East Export Trading Co.(P) Ltd. The company should only have been listed once in Petitioners' administrative review requests.

Initiation of Reviews

In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), we are initiating administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on shrimp from Brazil, Ecuador, India and Thailand. We intend to issue the final results of these reviews not later than February 28, 2007.

BRAZIL

Antidumping Duty Proceeding

Period to be Reviewed

Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-351-838

8/4/04 - 1/31/06 Acarau Pesca Distr. de Pesc. Imp e Exp Ltda..................................... Acarau Pesca Distr. de Pescado Imp E Exp Ltda..................................... Amazonas Industria Alimenticias SA0....... Aquacultura Fortaleza Aquafort SA......... Aquamaris Aquaculture SA.................. Aqu[aacute]tica Maricultura do Brasil Ltda..................................... Artico.................................... Bramex Brasil Mercantil Ltda..............

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Camanor - Produtos Marinhos Ltda.......... Camaros do Brasil Ltda.................... Camexim Captura Mec Exports Imports....... Campi Camaroa do Piaui Ltda............... Central de Industria...................... Cida Central de Industria................. Cida Central de Ind. E Distribuicao de Alimentos Ltda.+......................... Cina Companhia Nordeste de Aquicultura E Alimenta[ccedil][atilde]o................ Comercio de Pescado Aracatiense Ltda...... Compescal - Com[egrave]rcio de Pescado Aracatiense LTDA......................... Empaf - Empresa de Armazenagem Frigorifica Ltda.\3\++............................... Empresa de Armazenagem Frigorifica Ltda.++ Guy Vautrin Importacao & Exportaco........ Ipesca.................................... ITA Fish - S.W.F. Importacao e Exportacao Ltda..................................... J K Pesca Ltda............................ Juno Ind & Com de Pescados................ Lusomar Maricultura Ltda.................. Maricultura Netuno SA++................... Maricultura Rio Grandense................. Maricultura Tropical...................... Marine Maricultura do Nordeste............ Marine Maricultura do Nordeste SA......... Marine Maricultura Nordeste SA............ MM Monteiro Pesca E Exportacao Ltda....... Mucuripe Pesca Ltda., Epp................. Norte Pesca SA............................ Ortico.................................... Pesqueira Maguary Ltda.+++................ Potiguar Alimentos do Mar Ltda............ Potipora Aquacultura Ltda................. Produmar - Cia Exportadora de Produtos do Mar+..................................... Produvale Produtos do Vale Ltda........... Qualimar Comercio Importa[ccedil]ao E Exportacao Ltda.......................... Santa Lavinia Comercio e Exportacio Ltda.. Seafarm Criacao E Comercio de Produtos Aquaticos Ltda........................... Secom Aquicultura Comercio E Industria SA. SM Pescados Ind[ugrave]stria Com[egrave]rcio E Exporta[ccedil][atilde]o Ltda............ SM Trading Industria E Comercio Ltda...... Sohagro Marina do Nordeste SA............. Tecmares Maricultura Ltda................. Terracor Tdg Exp. E Imp. Ltda............. Torquato Pontes Pescados.................. Valencia da Bahia Maricultura SA..........

\3\ There was a clerical error in the original investigation preliminary margin calculation resulting in a dumping margin of zero and no suspension of liquidation for entries from this entity. As a result of correction of this clerical error, an affirmative margin resulted and suspension of liquidation began on August 30, 2004. See Notice of Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Frozen and Canned Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, 69 FR 52860 (August 30, 2004). + In the original investigation, the Department found that the following companies comprised a single entity: Central de Industrializacao e Distribuicao de Alimentos Ltda. and Cia. Exportadora de Produtos do Mar (Produmar). ++ In the original investigation, the Department found that the following companies comprised a single entity: Empresa de Armazenagem Frigorifica Ltda. and Maricultura Netuno S.A. +++Petitioners' requests for review included certain companies with identical names but different addresses. For purposes of initiation, we have treated these companies as separate entities.

ECUADOR Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-331-802

8/4/04 - 1/31/06 Agricola e Ind Ecuaplantatio.............. Agrol..................................... Alquimia Marina SA........................ Babychic SA............................... Brimon.................................... Camarones................................. Comar Co Ltda............................. Doblertel SA.............................. Dunci SA.................................. Eculine................................... Edpacif................................... El Rosario Ersa SA........................ Empacadora Bilbo Bilbosa.................. Empacadora del Pacifico SA, Edpacif SA....

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Empacadora Dufer Cia. Ltda................ Empacadora Grupo Granmar SA............... Empacadora Nacional....................... Empacadora y Exportadora Calvi Cia. Ltda.. Empagran.................................. Emprede................................... Estar CA.................................. Exporklore Exports & Representacion....... Exportadora Bananera Noboa................ Exportadora del Oceano Oceanexa C. A...... Exports del Oceano........................ Fortumar Ecuador SA....................... Gambas del Pacifico....................... Gondi..................................... Hectorosa................................. Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila SA..... Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscilla....... Inepexa Inc............................... Inepexa SA................................ Jorge Luis................................ Jorge Luis Benitez Lopez.................. Karpicorp SA.............................. Luis Loaiza Alvarez....................... Mardex Cia. Ltda.......................... Marecuador Co Ltda........................ Marines CA................................ Marisco................................... Mariscos de Chupadores Chupamar........... Mariscos del Ecuador c.l. Marecuador...... Mariscos del Ecuador Marecuador Co........ Negocios Industriales Real Nirsa SA....... Novapesca SA.............................. Oceaninvest SA............................ Oceanmundo SA............................. Oceanpro.................................. Omarsa-Ope.y Proc.de Prod. Marinos SA..... Oyerly SA................................. P.C. Seafood SA........................... Pacifish.................................. PCC Congelados & Frescos SA............... Pescazul.................................. Peslasa SA................................ Phillips Seafoods......................... Procesadora del Rio Proriosa SA........... Procesadora Del Rio SA Proriosa........... Productos Cultivados del Mar Proc......... Promarisco................................ Promarosa Productos....................... Proriosa sa Procesadora del Rio SA........ Seafood Padre Aguirre..................... Sociedad Atlantico Pacifico............... Sociedad Nacional de Galapagos............ Soitgar................................... Studmark SA............................... Tecnica & Comercio de la Pesca Teco....... Transmarina C. A.......................... Unilines Transport System.................

INDIA Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-533-840

8/4/04 - 1/31/06 A.S Marine Industries Pvt Ltd............. Abad Fisheries............................ Accelerated Freeze Drying Co., Ltd........ Accelerated Freeze-drying Co.............. Adani Exportse............................ Aditya Udyog.............................. Agri Marine Exports Ltd................... AL Mustafa Exp & Imp...................... Alapatt Marine Exports.................... Alfuzz Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd.............. All Seas Marine P. Ltd.................... Allana Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd..............

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Allanasons Ltd............................ Alsa Marine & Harvests Ltd................ Amalgam Foods & Beverages Limited......... Ameena Enterprises........................ AMI Enterprises........................... Amison Foods Ltd.......................... Amison Seafoods Ltd....................... Amulya Seafoods........................... Ananda Aqua Exports Private Limited....... Ananda Foods.............................. Andaman Seafoods Pvt. Ltd................. Anjaneya Seafoods......................... Anjani Marine Traders..................... Apex Exports.............................. Aqua Star Marine Foods.................... Arsha Seafood Exports Pvt. Ltd............ ASF Seafoods.............................. Ashwini Frozen Foods...................... Asvini Exports............................ Asvini Fisheries.......................... Asvini Fisheries Limited.................. Asvrm Fisheries Ltd....................... Aswin Associates.......................... Atta Export............................... Avanti Feeds Limited...................... Ayshwarya Seafood Private Limited......... Baby Marine (Eastern) Exports............. Baby Marine Exports....................... Baby Marine International................. Baby Marine Products...................... Baby Marine Sarass........................ Balaji Seafood Exports I Ltd.............. Baraka Overseas Traders................... Bell Foods (Marine Division).............. Bengal Marine Pvt. Ltd.................... Bharat Seafoods........................... Bhatsons Aquatic Products................. Bhavani Seafoods.......................... Bhisti Exports............................ Bijaya Marine Products.................... Bilal Fish Suppliers...................... Blue Water Foods & Exports P. Ltd......... Bluefin Enterprises....................... Bluepark Seafoods P. Ltd.................. BMR Exports............................... Brilliant Exports......................... Britto Exports............................ C P Aquaculture (India) Ltd............... Calcutta Seafoods......................... Capital Freezing Complex.................. Capithan Exporting Co..................... Castlecrock Seafoods Ltd.................. Castlerock Fisheries Ltd.................. Central Calcutta Cold Storage............. Cham Exports Ltd.......................... Cham Ocean Treasures Co., Ltd............. Cham Trading Organization................. Chand International....................... Chemmeens (Regd.)......................... Cherukattu Industries (Marine Div.)....... Choice Canning Company.................... Choice Trading Corporation Pvt. Ltd....... Coastal Trawlers Ltd...................... Cochin Frozen Food Exports Pvt. Ltd....... Corlim Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd............ Corline Exports........................... Danda Fisheries........................... Dariapur Aquatic Pvt. Ltd................. Deepmala Marine Exports................... Devi Fisheries Limited.................... Devi Marine Food Exports Ltd.............. Devi Marine Food Exports Private Limited.. Devi Seafoods Limited..................... Devi Seafoods Pvt. Ltd....................

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Dhanamjaya Impex P. Ltd................... Diamond Seafoods Exports.................. Digha Seafood Exports..................... Dorothy Foods............................. Edhayam Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd............. El-Te Marine Products..................... Esmorio Export Enterprises................ Excel Ice Services/Chirag Int'l........... Exporter Coreline Exports................. Falcon Marine Exports Limited............. Fernando Intrcontinental.................. Firoz & Company........................... Five Star Marine Exports.................. Five Star Marine Exports Private Limited.. Forstar Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd............. Freeze Engineering Industries (Pvt. Ltd.). Frigerio Conserva Allana Limited.......... Frontline Exports Pvt. Ltd................ G A Randerian Ltd......................... G.K S Business Associates Pvt. Ltd........ Gadre Marine Exports...................... Gajula Exim P. Ltd........................ Galaxy Maritech Exports P. Ltd............ Gausia Cold Stoiage P. Ltd................ Gayathri Seafoods......................... Geo Aquatic Products (P) Ltd.............. Geo Seafoods.............................. Global Sea Foods & Hotels Ltd............. Goan Bounty............................... Gold Farm Foods (P) Ltd................... Golden Star Cold Stoiage.................. Gopal Seafoods............................ Grandtrust Overseas (P) Ltd............... Gtc Global Ltd............................ GVR Exports............................... GVR Exports Pvt. Ltd...................... HA & R Enterprises........................ Hanjar Ice and Cold Storage............... Hanswati Exports P. Ltd................... Haripriya Marine Food Exports............. HIC ABF Special Foods Pvt. Ltd............ Hindustan Lever, Ltd...................... Hiravata Ice & Cold Storage............... Hiravati Exports Pvt. Ltd................. Hiravati International P. Ltd............. HMG Industries Ltd........................ Honest Frozen Food Company................ I Ahamed & Company........................ IFB Agro Industries Ltd. (Aquatic & Marine Products Div.)........................... India Seafoods............................ Indian Aquatic Products................... Indian Seafood Corporation................ Indo Aquatics............................. Innovative Marine Foods Limited/Amalgam Foods Limited............................ Interfish................................. International Freezefish Exports.......... InterSea Exports Corporation.............. Interseas................................. ITC Ltd................................... J R K Seafoods Pvt. Ltd................... Jagadeesh Marine Exports.................. Jaya Satya Marine Exports................. Jayalakshmi Seafoods (P) Ltd.............. Jaya Lakshmi Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd........... Jinny Marine Traders...................... K.R.M. Marine Exports..................... K R M Marine Exports Ltd.................. K.V Marine Exports........................ Kadalkanny Frozen Foods................... Kader Exports............................. Kader Exports Private Limited............. Kader Investment and Trading Company Private Limited.......................... Kalyanee Marine........................... Kaushalya Aqua Marine Product Exports Pvt. Ltd......................................

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Kay Kay Exports........................... Keshodwala Foods.......................... Key Foods................................. King Fish Industries...................... Kings Marine Products..................... KNR Marine Exports........................ Koluthara Exports Ltd..................... Konark Aquatics & Exports Pvt. Ltd........ Konkan Fisheries Pvt. Ltd................. L.G Seafoods.............................. Lakshmi Marine Products................... Lansea Foods Pvt. Ltd..................... Laxmi Narayan Exports..................... Lewis Natural Foods Ltd................... Liberty Frozen Foods Private Limited...... Liberty Group............................. Liberty Oil Mills......................... Libran Cold Storages (P) Ltd.............. Lotus Sea Farms........................... Lourde Exports............................ M K Exports............................... M.R.H. Trading Company.................... Magnum Estate Private..................... Magnum Estate Private Limited............. Magnum Exports............................ Magnum Seafoods Pvt. Ltd.................. Malabar Marine Exports.................... Malnad Exports Pvt. Ltd................... Mamta Cold Storage........................ Mangala Marine Exim Pvd. Ltd.............. Mangala Sea Products...................... Manufacturer Falcon Marine Exports........ Marina Marine Exports..................... Marine Food Packers....................... Markoorlose Sea Foods..................... Meenaxi Fisheries Pvt. Ltd................ Miki Exports International................ MSC Marine Exporters...................... Msngr Aqua Intl........................... Mumbai Kamgar MGSM Ltd.................... N.C Das & Company......................... Naga Hanuman Fish Packers................. Naik Ice & Cold Storage................... Naik Seafoods Ltd......................... Nas Fisheries Pvt Ltd..................... National Seafoods Company................. National Steel............................ National Steel & Agro Ind................. Navayuga Exports Ltd...................... Navyauga Exports.......................... Nekkanti Sea Foods Limited................ New Royal Frozen Foods.................... NG.R Aqua International................... Nila Seafoods Pvt. Ltd.................... Noble Aqua Pvt. Ltd....................... Noorani Exports Pvt. Ltd.................. Nsil Exports.............................. Omsons Marines Ltd........................ Overseas Marine Export.................... Padmaja Exports........................... Partytime Ice Pvt Ltd..................... Penver Products (P) Ltd................... Philips Foods India Pvt Ltd............... Pijikay International Exports P Ltd....... Pisces Seafood International.............. Premier Exports International............. Premier Marine Foods...................... Premier Marine Products................... Premier Seafoods Exim (P) Ltd............. Pronto Foods Pvt. Ltd..................... R F. Exports.............................. R K Ice & Cold Storage.................... Raa Systems Pvt. Ltd...................... Rahul Foods (GOA).........................

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Rahul International....................... Raj International......................... Raju Exports.............................. Ramalmgeswara Proteins & Foods Ltd........ Rameshwar Cold Storage.................... Ram's Assorted cold Storage Ltd........... Raunaq Ice & Cold Storage................. Ravi Frozen Foods Ltd..................... Raysons Aquatics Pvt. Ltd................. Razban Seafoods Ltd....................... RBT Exports............................... Reddy & Reddy Importers & Exports......... Regent Marine Industries.................. Relish Foods.............................. Riviera Exports Pvt. Ltd.................. Rohi Marine Private Ltd................... Royal Cold Storage India P Ltd............ Royal Link Exports........................ Rubian Exports............................ Ruby Marine Foods......................... Ruchi Worldwide........................... RVR Marine Products....................... S & S Seafoods............................ S A Exports............................... S B Agro (India) Ltd...................... S Chanchala Combines...................... S K Exports (P) Ltd....................... S S International......................... Saanthi Seafoods Ltd...................... Sabri Food Products....................... Safa Enterprises.......................... Sagar Foods............................... Sagar Grandhi Exports Pvt. Ltd............ Sagar Samrat Seafoods..................... Sagrvihar Fisheries Pvt. Ltd., 9.......... Sai Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd............... Salet Seafoods Pvt Ltd.................... Samrat Middle East Exports (P) Ltd........ Sanchita Marine Products P Ltd............ Sandhya Marines Limited................... Santhi Fisheries & Exports Ltd............ Sarveshwari Ice & Cold Storage P Ltd...... Satya Seafoods Private Limited............ Satyam Marine Exports..................... Sawant Food Products...................... Sea Rose Marines (P) Ltd.................. Seagold Overseas Pvt. Ltd................. Sealand Fisheries Ltd..................... Seaperl Industries........................ Selvam Exports Private Limited............ Sharon Exports............................ Shart Industries Ltd...................... Sheimar Seafoods Ltd...................... Shimpo Exports............................ Shipper Exporter National Steel........... Shivaganga Marine Products................ Shroff Processed Food & Cold ZStorage P Ltd...................................... Siddiq Seafoods........................... Silver Seafood............................ Sita Marine Exports....................... Skyfish................................... SLS Exports Pvt. Ltd...................... Sonia Fisheries........................... Sourab.................................... Sprint Exports............................ Sree Vaialakshrm Exports.................. Sreevas Export Enterprises................ Sri Chandrakantha Marine Exports, Ltd..... Sri Sakthi Marine Products P Ltd.......... Sri Satya Marine Exports.................. Sri Sidhi Freezers & Exporters Pvt. Ltd... Sri Venkata Padmavathi Marine Foods Pvt. Ltd...................................... SSFLtd.................................... Star Agro Marine Exports Private Limited..

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Star Fish Exports......................... Sterling Foods............................ Sun-Bio Technology Limited................ Supreme Exports........................... Surya Marine Exports...................... Suvarna Rekha Exports Private Limited..... Suvarna Rekha Marines P Ltd............... Swarna Seafoods Ltd....................... TBR Exports Pvt Ltd....................... Teekay Maine P. Ltd....................... The Canning Industries (Cochin) Ltd....... The Waterbase Ltd......................... Theva & Company........................... Tim Tim Far East Export Trading Co.(P) Ltd...................................... Tony Harris Seafoods Ltd.................. Tri Marine Foods Pvt. Ltd................. Trinity Exports........................... Tri-Tee Seafood Company................... Triveni Fisheries P Ltd................... Ulka Seafoods (P) Ltd..................... Uniroyal Marine Exports Ltd............... Universal Cold Storage Limited............ Upasana Exports........................... Usha Seafoods............................. V Marine Exports.......................... V.S Exim Pvt Ltd.......................... Vaibhav Sea Foods......................... Varnita Cold Storage...................... Veejay Impex.............................. Veraval Marines & Chemicals P Ltd......... Victoria Marine & Agro Exports Ltd........ Vijayalaxmi Seafoods...................... Vinner Marine............................. Waterbase................................. Wellcome Fisheries Limited................ Wellcome Fisheries (P) Ltd................ Winner Seafoods........................... Wisdom Marine Exports..................... Z A. Food Products........................

THAILAND Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-549-822

8/4/04 - 1/31/06 ACU Transport............................. Ampai Frozen Food Co., Ltd................ Andaman Seafood Co., Ltd.*................ Anglo-Siam Seafoods Co., Ltd.............. Applied DB Ind............................ AS Intermarine Foods Co., Ltd............. Asian Seafoods Cold Storage Public Co., Ltd...................................... Asian Seafoods Coldstorage (Suratthani) Company Limited.......................... Asia Pacific Thailand..................... Assoc. Commercial Systems................. Bangkok Dehydrated Marine Product Co., Ltd...................................... Bright Sea Co., Ltd. **................... C.Y. Frozen Food Co., Ltd................. Capital Food Trade Limited................ Chaivaree Marine Products Co., Ltd........ Chaiwarut Co., Ltd........................ Chantaburi Seafood Co., Ltd.*, ****....... Chanthaburi Frozen Foods Co., Ltd.*....... Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc................ Chonburi L C.............................. Chue Eie Mong Eak......................... C P Mdse.................................. Crystal Frozen Foods...................... Daedong (Thailand) Co. Ltd................ Daiei Taigen (Thailand) Co., Ltd.......... Daiho (Thailand) Co., Ltd................. Dynamic Intertransport.................... Euro-Asian International Seafoods Co., Ltd...................................... Far East Cold Storage Co., Ltd............ Fait......................................

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Findus (Thailand) Co., Ltd................ Fortune Frozen Foods (Thailand) Co., Ltd.. Frozen Marine Products Co., Ltd........... Gallant Ocean (Thailand) Co., Ltd......... Good Fortune Cold Storage Co., Ltd........ Good Luck Products Co., Ltd............... Haitai Seafood Co., Ltd.***............... Ham Intl.................................. Heng Seafood Ltd. Part.................... Heritrade................................. High Way International Co., Ltd........... Instant Produce........................... Inter-Oceanic Resources Co., Ltd.***...... Inter-Pacific Marine Products Co., Ltd.... K D Trdg.................................. Kiang Huat Sea Gull Trading Frozen Food Public Co., Ltd.......................... Kingfisher Holdings Ltd.***............... Kitchens of the Ocean (Thailand) Ltd...... Klang Co., Ltd............................ Klang Co., Ltd............................ Kongphop Frozen Foods Co., Ltd............ Lee Heng Seafood Co., Ltd................. Leo Transports............................ Li-Thai Frozen Foods Co., Ltd............. Lucky Union Foods......................... Magnate & Syndicate Co., Ltd.............. Mahachai Food Processing Co., Ltd......... Marine Gold Products Co., Ltd............. May Ao Co., Ltd........................... May Ao Foods Co., Ltd..................... Merkur Co., Ltd........................... Ming Chao Ind Thailand.................... MKF Interfood............................. N&N Foods Co., Ltd........................ Namprik Maesri............................ Narong Seafood Co., Ltd.***............... Nongmon SMJ Products...................... N R Instant Produce....................... Ongkorn Cold Storage Co., Ltd............. Pacific Queen Co., Ltd.................... Pakfood Public Company Limited............ Penta Impex............................... Preserved Foods........................... Phattana Seafood Co., Ltd.*............... Piti Seafoods Co., Ltd.................... Premier Frozen Products Co., Ltd.......... Queen Marine Food Co., Ltd................ Rayong Coldstorage (1987) Co., Ltd........ Samui Foods............................... S&D Marine Products Co., Ltd.............. S.C.C. Frozen Seafood Co., Ltd.*.......... SCT Co., Ltd.............................. S. Chaivaree Cold Storage Co., Ltd........ Sea Bonanza Food Co., Ltd.***............. Seafoods Enterprise Co., Ltd.............. Seafresh Industry Public Co., Ltd......... Seafresh Fisheries........................ Search & Serve............................ Shianlin Bangkok Co., Ltd.***............. Siam Food Supply Co., Ltd................. Siam Intersea Co., Ltd.................... Siamchai International Food Co., Ltd...... Siam Marine Products...................... Siam Ocean Frozen Foods................... Siam Union Frozen Foods................... Sky Fresh................................. S Khonkaen Food Ind Public................ S Khonkaen Food Ind....................... Smile Heart Foods......................... SMP Food Products Co., Ltd................ Songkla Canning........................... STC Foodpak Co., Ltd...................... Suntechthai Intertrdg..................... Surapon Seafoods Public Co., Ltd..........

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Surapon Nichirei Foods Co., Ltd........... Surat Seafood Co., Ltd.................... Suratthani Marine Products Co., Ltd....... Suree Interfoods.......................... Takzin Ssmut.............................. Tey Seng Cold Storage Co., Ltd............ Tep Kinsho Foods.......................... Teppitak Seafood.......................... Thai Agri Foods........................... Thai Excel Foods Co., Ltd................. Thai I-Mei Frozen Foods Co., Ltd.......... Thai International Seafoods Co., Ltd.*, ****..................................... Thai Mahachai Seafood Products Co., Ltd... Thai Prawn Culture Center Co., Ltd........ Thai Royal Frozen Food.................... Thai Spring Fish Co., Ltd................. Thai Union Frozen Products Public Co., Ltd...................................... Thai Union Mfg............................ Thai Union Seafood Co., Ltd............... Thai-Ger Marine Co., Ltd.................. Thailand Fishery Cold Storage Public Co., Ltd.*.................................... Thai World Imports & Exports.............. Thai Yoo.................................. Thanaya Intl.............................. The Siam Union Frozen Food Co., Ltd....... The Union Frozen Products Co., Ltd.**..... Trang Seafood Products Public Co., Ltd.... Transamut Food Co., Ltd................... United Cold Storage Co., Ltd.............. Wales & Co. Universe Ltd.*................ Wann Fisheries Co., Ltd................... Xian - Ning Seafood Co., Ltd.............. Y2K Frozen Foods Co., Ltd.*............... Yeenin Frozen Foods Co., Ltd.............. Yong Siam Enterprise Co., Ltd.............

* In the original investigation, the Department found that the following companies comprised a single entity: Andaman Seafood Co., Ltd., Chantaburi Seafood Co., Ltd., Chanthaburi Frozen Foods Co., Ltd., Phattana Seafood Co., Ltd., S.C.C. Frozen Seafood Co., Ltd., Thai International Seafoods Co., Ltd., Thailand Fishery Cold Storage Public Co., Ltd., Wales & Co. Universe Ltd., and Y2K Frozen Foods Co., Ltd. ** In the original investigation, the Department found that the following companies comprised a single entity: Union Frozen Products Co., Ltd. and Bright Sea Co., Ltd. ***Petitioners' requests for review included certain companies with identical names but different addresses. For purposes of initiation, we have treated these companies as separate entities. ****Petitioners requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of this company, but provided two different addresses for the same company. According to the record of the less-than-fair-value investigation, one of the addresses pertains to the company's office and the other pertains to the plant/factory. See the memorandum from The Team to the File entitled ``Placing Information on the Record of the 2004-2006 Administrative Review on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand,'' dated March 31, 2006.

Selection of Respondents

Section 777A(c)(1) of the Act directs the Department to calculate individual dumping margins for each known exporter and producer of the subject merchandise. Where it is not practicable to examine all known producers/exporters of subject merchandise because of the large number of such companies, section 777A(c)(2) of the Act permits the Department to limit its examination to either: (1) a sample of exporters, producers or types of products that is statistically valid based on the information available at the time of selection; or (2) exporters and producers accounting for the largest volume of subject merchandise from the exporting country that can be reasonably examined.

Due to the large number of firms requested for these administrative reviews and the resulting administrative burden to review each company for which a request has been made, the Department is considering exercising its authority to limit the number of respondents selected for review. See section 777A(c)(2) of the Act.

The Department has not yet determined the appropriate methodology to employ in limiting respondent selection. As described above, the Department may use a statistically valid sample or select the largest exporters and producers, by volume. Should the Department determine to sample the exporters, it will employ the following procedures: the Department will 1) issue a letter to the interested parties detailing the proposed sampling methodology; 2) after analyzing the parties' comments, finalize its sampling methodology; 3) notify the parties and invite them to send a representative to witness the sampling selection; 4) conduct the sampling exercise; 5) notify all interested parties of the selection outcome of the sampling exercise (selected respondents will be issued the full antidumping questionnaire); and 6) record the results in a memorandum to the file.

Withdrawal of Request For Administrative Review

Section 351.213(d)(1) of the Department's regulations provides that the Secretary will rescind an administrative review if the party that requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Federal Register. Although the regulation provides that the Secretary may extend this deadline, it is unlikely that the Department will be able to grant any such extensions for these particular administrative reviews, due to the time

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constraints imposed by our statutory deadlines.\4\

\4\ Should the Department use sampling, the need to preserve the statistical validity of the sampling methodology will further limit the Department's ability to grant such extensions.

Quantity and Value (``Q&V'') Questionnaire

In advance of issuance of the antidumping questionnaire, we will also be requiring all parties for whom a review is requested to respond to a Q&V questionnaire, which will request information on the respective quantity and U.S. dollar sales value of all exports of shrimp to the United States during the period August 4, 2004, through January 31, 2006. The Q&V questionnaire will be available on the Department's website at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/ on April 3, 2006. The

responses to the Q&V questionnaire are due to the Department by close of business on April 28, 2006. Due to the time constraints imposed by our statutory and regulatory deadlines, the Department may be unable to grant any extensions for the submission of the Q&V questionnaire responses. In responding to the Q&V questionnaire, please refer to the instructions contained in the Q&V questionnaire.

Notice

This notice constitutes public notification to all firms requested for review that a complete response to the Q&V questionnaire, within the time limits established in this notice of initiation is required in order for such information to receive consideration. For parties that fail to timely respond to the Q&V questionnaire, the Department may resort to the use of facts otherwise available, and may employ an adverse inference if the Department determines that the party failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability. All information submitted by respondents in these administrative reviews is subject to verification. As discussed above, due to the large number of parties in these proceedings, and the Department's need to complete its proceedings within the statutory deadlines, the Department will be limited in its ability to extend deadlines on the above submissions. As noted above, the Q&V questionnaire will be available on the Department's website at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/ on April 3, 2006.

Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Instructions for filing such applications may be found on the Department's website at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/.

This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i).

Dated: March 31, 2006. Irene Darzenta Tzafolias, Acting Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, for Import Administration.

[FR Doc. E6-5117 Filed 4-6-06; 8:45 am]