Import Administration
Certain Pasta from Italy (C-475-819)

Scope Description:

The merchandise under investigation consists of certain non-egg dry pasta in packages of five pounds (or 2.27 kilograms) or less, whether or not enriched or fortified or containing milk or other optional ingredients such as chopped vegetables, vegetable purees, milk, gluten, diastases, vitamins, coloring and flavorings, and up to two percent egg white. The pasta covered by this scope is typically sold in the retail market, in fiberboard or cardboard cartons or polyethylene or polypropylene bags, of varying dimensions.

Excluded from the scope of this investigation are refrigerated, frozen, or canned pastas, as well as all forms of egg pasta, with the exception of non-egg dry pasta containing up to two percent egg white. Also excluded are imports of organic pasta from Italy that are accompanied by the appropriate certificate issued by the Associazione Marchigiana Agricultura Biologica (``AMAB'').

The merchandise under investigation is currently classifiable under items 1902.19.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

Scope Rulings Made Between July 1, 2013, and September 30, 2013

Requestor: Valdigrano di Flavio Pagani S.r.L (Valdigrano); Valdigrano's product made from dough that contains 2.5 percent egg white, by weight, is within the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders because Valigrano's product contains less than two percent egg white content; July 18, 2013.

Scope Rulings Completed Between October 1, 1998 and March 31, 2000
Self-initiated by the Department; pasta in packages weighing (or labeled as weighing) up to and including five pounds, four ounces is within the scope; May 24, 1999.

Anti-circumvention Determinations Completed Between April 1, 2003, and December 31, 2004
Requestor: Self-initiated by the Department of Commerce; certain pasta produced in Italy by Pastificio Fratelli Pagani S.p.A. (Pagani) and exported to the United States in packages of greater than five pounds, subsequently repackaged in the United States into packages of five pounds or less, constitutes circumvention of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders; September 19, 2003.

Scope Rulings Completed Between July 1, 1998 and September 30, 1998
Joseph A. Sidari Company, Inc.--a shrink wrapped package containing six one-pound packages, each of which would first be individually packaged in a cellophane wrapper (cello) with ``Not Labeled for Retail Sale'' written across the entire length of each of the individual packages on both sides, is within the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders. 7/30/98

Scope Rulings Completed Between OCTOBER 1, 1997 and DECEMBER 31, 1997
Shonfeld's (U.S.A.) Inc.--Multicolored pasta in decorative glass containers, which are sealed with cork or paraffin and bound with raffia, is outside the scope of the order. 8/25/97.