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    OMB No. 3117-0016/USITC No. 06-3-2515; Expiration Date: 6/30/08 (No response is required if currently valid OMB control number is not displayed)

    U.S. PURCHASERS’ QUESTIONNAIRE

    CERTAIN PASTA FROM ITALY AND TURKEY

    Return completed questionnaire to:

    UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

    Office of Investigations, Room 615

    500 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20436

    So as to be received by the Commission by no later than May 1, 2007

    The information called for in this questionnaire is for use by the United States International Trade Commission in

    connection with its antidumping and countervailing duty order reviews concerning certain dry pasta from Italy and Turkey

    (inv. Nos. 701-TA-365-366 and 731-TA-734-735 (Second Review)). The information requested in the questionnaire is

    requested under the authority of the Tariff Act of 1930, title VII. This report is mandatory and failure to reply as directed

    can result in a subpoena or other order to compel the submission of records or information in your possession (19 U.S.C. ?

    1333(a)). Further information on this questionnaire can be obtained from Steve Trost (202-205-3220,

    steven.trost@usitc.gov).

    Name of firm

    Address

    City State Zip Code

    World Wide Web address

    Has your firm purchased dry pasta (as defined in the instruction booklet) from any source at any time since

    January 1, 2001?

     NO (Sign the certification below and promptly return only this page of the questionnaire to the Commission)

     YES (Read the instruction booklet carefully, complete all parts of the questionnaire, and return the entire

     questionnaire to the Commission so as to be received by the date indicated above)

    CERTIFICATION

    I certify that the information herein supplied in response to this questionnaire is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and understand that the information submitted is subject to audit and verification by the Commission.

By signing this certification I also grant consent for the Commission, and its employees and contract personnel, to use the

    information provided in this questionnaire and throughout these reviews in any other import-injury investigations or reviews

    conducted by the Commission on the same or similar merchandise. (If you do not consent to such use, please note the certification accordingly.)

I acknowledge that information submitted in this questionnaire response and throughout these reviews may be used by the

    Commission, its employees, and contract personnel who are acting in the capacity of Commission employees, for developing or

    maintaining the records of these reviews or related proceedings for which this information is submitted, or in internal audits and investigations relating to the programs and operations of the Commission pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3. I understand that all contract personnel will sign non-disclosure agreements.

Name and Title of Authorized Official

Signature of Authorized Official Date

     Ext.: E-mail address Phone Fax

    Business Proprietary

     ndU.S. Purchasers’ Questionnaire Pasta (701-365 (2 Review)) Page 2

PART I.GENERAL INFORMATION

The questions in this questionnaire have been reviewed with market participants to ensure that issues of

    concern are adequately addressed and that data requests are sufficient, meaningful, and as limited as

    possible. Public reporting burden for this questionnaire is estimated to average 25 hours per response,

    including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering the data needed,

    and completing and reviewing the questionnaire. Send comments regarding the accuracy of this burden

    estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing the

    burden, to the Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW,

    Washington, DC 20436.

I-1a. Please report below the actual number of hours required and the cost to your firm of preparing the

    reply to this questionnaire and completing the form.

     hours dollars

I-1b. We are interested in any comments you may have for improving this questionnaire in general or

    the clarity of specific questions. Please attach such comments to your response or send them to

    the above address.

I-2. Provide the name and address of establishment(s) covered by this questionnaire (see pages 3-4 of

    the instruction booklet for reporting guidelines). If your firm is publicly traded, please specify

    the stock exchange and trading symbol.

I-3. Is your firm owned, in whole or in part, by any other firm?

     No Yes--List the following information

    Extent of

    Firm name Address ownership

    Business Proprietary

     ndU.S. Purchasers’ Questionnaire – Pasta (701-365 (2 Review)) Page 3

PART I.--GENERAL INFORMATION--Continued

I-4. Does your firm have any related firms, either domestic or foreign, which are engaged in

    importing certain dry pasta from Italy or Turkey into the United States or which are engaged in

    exporting certain dry pasta from Italy or Turkey to the United States?

     No Yes--List the following information

    Firm name Address Affiliation

I-5. Does your firm have any related firms, either domestic or foreign, which are engaged in the

    production of certain dry pasta?

     No Yes--List the following information

    Firm name Address Affiliation

I-6. In Part III of this questionnaire we request a copy of your company’s business plan. Does your

    company or any related firm have a business plan or any internal documents that describe, discuss,

    or analyze expected future market conditions for dry pasta?

     No Yes---Please provide the requested documents. If you are not providing the

    requested documents, please explain why not.

    Business Proprietary

     ndU.S. Purchasers’ Questionnaire – Pasta (701-365 (2 Review)) Page 4

PART II.TRADE AND RELATED INFORMATION

II-1. Report, as indicated below, your firm’s purchases (either directly or through a sales agent or

    broker) of dry pasta. Report based on delivery date, not order date.

    (Quantity in 1,000 pounds, value in $1,000)

     Calendar year Jan.-Mar.

    Item 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2006 2007 Purchases of dry pasta produced in

    the United States

     Quantity

     Value Purchases of certain dry pasta produced in Italy

     Quantity

     Value Purchases of certain dry pasta produced in Turkey

     Quantity

     Value Purchases of certain dry pasta from 1all other sources

     Quantity

     Value Purchases of other dry 2pasta from all sources

     Quantity

     Value 1 Please identify these countries: 2 Please identify these countries:

II-2. If the relative levels of your firm’s purchases of dry pasta from different sources (both domestic

    and foreign) have changed since January 1, 2001, please list the country, state whether the

    relative share from that country has increased or decreased, and state the reason.

    Country Increase/decrease Reason

    Business Proprietary

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    PART II.TRADE AND RELATED INFORMATION--Continued

    II-3. (a) Did your firm purchase certain dry pasta from Italy before January 1, 2001?

     No Skip to (c) Yes

(b) If yes, has your pattern of purchasing certain dry pasta from Italy changed since

    January 1, 2001?

     No, our pattern of purchasing is essentially unchanged

     Yes, we discontinued purchases from Italy because of the order.

     Yes, we reduced purchases from Italy because of the order.

     Yes, but we changed the pattern of purchases from Italy for reasons other than the order

     (please explain below).

     (c) Did your firm purchase certain dry pasta from Turkey before January 1, 2001?

     No Skip to (e) Yes

(d) If yes, has your pattern of purchasing certain dry pasta from Turkey changed since

    January 1, 2001?

     No, our pattern of purchasing is essentially unchanged

     Yes, we discontinued purchases from Turkey because of the order.

     Yes, we reduced purchases from Turkey because of the order.

     Yes, but we changed the pattern of purchases from Turkey for reasons other than the order

     (please explain below).

(e) Has your pattern of purchasing certain dry pasta from nonsubject foreign sources changed since

    January 1, 2001?

     We did not purchase from nonsubject foreign sources before or after the orders

     No, our pattern of purchasing is essentially unchanged.

     Yes, we increased purchases from nonsubject countries because of the orders.

     Yes, but we changed the pattern of purchases from nonsubject countries for reasons other than

     the order (please explain below).

    Business Proprietary

     ndU.S. Purchasers’ Questionnaire – Pasta (701-365 (2 Review)) Page 6

PART III.MARKET CHARACTERISTICS AND PURCHASING PRACTICES

III-1. Which of the following best describes your firm as a purchaser of dry pasta (check all that apply)?

     Retail chain store Retail specialty store

     Wholesale club Warehouse distributor

     Specialty distributor Direct store distributor

     Institution End user in the food service market

     (e.g., a restaurant)

     End user in the industrial market (e.g., a manufacturer of prepared foods containing pasta)

     Other (please specify)

III-2. (a) If your firm is a distributor or reseller of dry pasta, what are the major types of consumers to

    which you sell dry pasta?

    (b) Do you compete for sales to your customers with the manufacturers or importers from which

    you purchase dry pasta?

III-3. If your firm is an end user of dry pasta, list in order of quantity of dry pasta consumed, the top 3

    products for which your firm purchases dry pasta as a component part or input. Please indicate

    what percentage of the total cost is accounted for by dry pasta.

    Product you produce Percent of cost accounted for by dry pasta

III-4. (a) If your firm is an end user of dry pasta, has the demand for your firm’s final products

    incorporating dry pasta changed since January 1, 2001?

     Increased Unchanged Decreased

    (b) Has this had any effect on your firm’s demand for dry pasta?

III-5. Have there been any changes in the end uses of dry pasta since January 1, 2001?

    Business Proprietary

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PART III.MARKET CHARACTERISTICS AND PURCHASING PRACTICES--Continued

     No YesPlease describe.

III-6. Do you anticipate any changes in terms of the end uses of dry pasta in the future?

     No Yes -Please describe and identify the time period. Provide any underlying

     assumptions, along with relevant portions of business plans or other supporting

     documentation, that address this issue.

III-7. (a) Please list in order of importance any products that may be substituted for dry pasta.

     (i)

     (ii)

     (iii)

     (b) For each possible substitute product, please give examples of applications and end uses for

    which they are substitutes.

     (c) Have changes in the prices of these products affected the price for dry pasta

     No YesPlease explain.

III-8. Have there been any changes in the number or types of products that can be substituted for dry

    pasta since January 1, 2001?

     No Yes -Please explain.

III-9. Do you anticipate any changes in terms of the substitutability of other products for dry pasta in

    the future?

    Business Proprietary

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PART III.MARKET CHARACTERISTICS AND PURCHASING PRACTICES--Continued

     No YesPlease describe. Provide any underlying assumptions, along with

     relevant portions of business plans or other supporting documentation, that

     address this issue.

III-10a. How has demand within the United States for dry pasta changed since January 1, 2001?

     Increased Unchanged Decreased

     Other (describe)

     What were the principal factors affecting changes in demand?

     How has demand outside the United States for dry pasta changed since January 1, 2001?

     Increased Unchanged Decreased

     Other (describe)

     What were the principal factors affecting changes in demand?

III-10b. To what extent has low-carbohydrate/high-protein diets (e.g, the Atkins diet) impacted demand

    for dry pasta in the United States and, if known, the rest of the world?

III-11. Do you anticipate any future changes in dry pasta demand in the United States and, if known, the

    rest of the world?

     No Yes--Please describe and identify the time period. Provide any

    underlying assumptions, along with relevant portions of business plans or other

    supporting documentation, that address this issue.

    Business Proprietary

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PART III.MARKET CHARACTERISTICS AND PURCHASING PRACTICES--Continued

III-12. Please provide as a separate attachment to this request any studies, surveys, etc. that you are

    aware of that quantify and/or otherwise discuss dry pasta demand and/or factors affecting dry

    pasta demand in (1) United States, (2) each of the other major producing/consuming countries,

    including Italy and Turkey, and (3) the world as a whole. Of particular interest are such data

    from January 1, 2001 to the present and forecasts for the future.

III-13. Have any changes occurred in any factors affecting supply (e.g., changes in availability or prices

    of raw materials, energy or labor; transportation conditions; production capacity and/or methods

    of production; technology; export markets; or alternative production opportunities) that affected

    the availability of U.S.-produced dry pasta in the U.S. market since January 1, 2001?

     No Yes--Please note the time period(s) of any such changes, the factors(s)

    involved, and the impact such changes had on your shipment volumes

    and prices.

III-14. Is buying a product that is produced in the United States an important factor in your firm’s

    purchases of dry pasta (please check ALL that apply)?

     No

     Yes-Purchases of domestic product are required by law or regulation (for example,

     government purchases under “Buy American” provisions). This involves percent

     of all purchases of dry pasta.

     Yes-Purchases of domestic product are not required by law or regulation, but are by your

     customers. This involves percent of all purchases of dry pasta

     Yes-Purchases of domestic product are required for other reasons (please specify these

     reasons below). This involves percent of all purchases of dry pasta.

    Business Proprietary

     ndU.S. Purchasers’ Questionnaire – Pasta (701-365 (2 Review)) Page 10

    PART III.MARKET CHARACTERISTICS AND PURCHASING PRACTICES--Continued

III-15. (a) Is the dry pasta market subject to business cycles or conditions of competition distinctive to

    dry pasta?

     No YesPlease explain and provide estimates of the duration of any such cycle.

    (b) Has the emergence of new markets for dry pasta since January 1, 2001 affected the business

    cycles or conditions of competition distinctive to dry pasta?

     No YesPlease explain any such things.

III-16. Who are your major competitors?

III-17. Does your firm, and to the extent that you know, do your customers make purchasing decisions

    involving dry pasta based on the producer of the dry pasta you purchase?

    Your firm: Always Usually Sometimes Never

    Your customers Always Usually Sometimes Never

     If at least sometimes, please discuss how your firm or your customers determine the producer and

    why this information is important.

     Your firm:

     Your customers:

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