ITC Wants 337 Case Filers To Address Public Interest

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 1:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday proposed a new rule that would require parties that file Section 337 complaints to elaborate on the public implications of a potential exclusion order arising from an investigation.

Under the new rule, complaints filed under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 would have to address the effects of an exclusion order or cease-and-desist order on consumers, public health and welfare, competitive economic conditions, and the production of comparable items in the United States.

The ITC said the...
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