Import Administration
Pasta, Certain from Turkey (A-489-805)

Scope Description:

The scope of this order 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 order 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. In the companion countervailing and antidumping duty investigations involving pasta from Italy, we have excluded imports of organic pasta that are accompanied by the appropriate certificate issued by the Associazione Marchigiana Agricultura Biologica (AMAB) or by Bioagricoop scrl. The Department has determined that AMAB and Bioagricoop scrl. The Department has determined that AMAB and Bioagricoop scrl are legally authorized to certify foodstuffs as organic for the Government of Italy (GOI). If certification procedures similar to those implemented by the GOI are established by the Government of Turkey for exports of organic pasta to the United States, we would consider an exclusion for organic pasta at that time.

The merchandise under investigation is currently classifiable under items 1902.19.20 and 1901.90.9095 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.

See 61 FR 38545 (July 24, 1996). Note that HTSUS numbers are subject to change.

Anticircumvention Determinations 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.