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ANNUAL ANTIDUMPING/COUNTERVAILING DUTY ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEWS

In a review of antidumping or countervailing orders the U.S. Department of Commerce analyzes and reviews entries to determine the exact dumping or subsidy (for countervailing duties) rate for sales or entries during a past 12 month period. Requests for reviews of antidumping or countervailing duties must be requested during the anniversary month of the order. For example, if an antidumping duty order was originally imposed on July 17, 2007, then the review must be requested by July 31st of each subsequent year. The U.S. Department of Commerce publishes an “Opportunity to Request Review” at the beginning of each month for all antidumping duty or countervailing duty orders that were originally issued in that month. The request for administrative review must be submitted in writing to the U.S. Department of Commerce. (If the last day of the month is a Saturday, Sunday, or other U.S. Federal holiday, the request may be received on the next business day.). Requests may only be made by certain parties and of certain parties. A U.S. producer may request a review of any foreign producer or exporter. A foreign country may request a review of any producer or exporter from its own country. A producer or exporter may request a review of itself only. And an importer may request a review of only the exporter or producer from which it imports the merchandise.