New ITC Pilot Program for Redesigns and New Products

On February 24, 2015, the ITC announced a new pilot program to decide whether redesigns or new products are covered by ITC exclusion orders. The announced goal of the program is to test the use of expedited procedures for the Commission to evaluate and rule on new and redesigned products in modification and advisory proceedings. Under the new program, a party to an ITC investigation that resulted in an exclusion order or an importer can file a petition to determine whether a redesigned or new product should be “carved out” of an existing exclusion order.

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