27 Oct 2017
AD Duty Order on Optical Brightening Agents Renewed
The USITC has issued a final affirmative injury determination in its sunset review of the AD duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents from mainland China. As a result, this order will be extended for another five years.
New Section 337 Investigation on Industrial Automation Systems
The USITC has instituted an investigation to determine whether imports of certain industrial automation systems and components thereof, including control systems, controllers, visualisation hardware, motion and motor control systems, networking equipment, safety devices and power supplies from Hong Kong and mainland China are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of trademark and copyright infringement. The complainant requests that after this investigation the USITC issue a general exclusion order as well as cease and desist orders.
New Section 337 Investigation on Reusable Diapers
The USITC has instituted an investigation to determine whether imports of certain reusable cloth diapers, components thereof and products containing the same from mainland China are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent and trademark infringement. The complainant requests that after this investigation the USITC issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, as well as cease and desist orders.
Public Interest Input Sought in Section 337 Probe of Personal Transporters. The presiding administrative law judge in the Section 337 investigation involving certain personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor from mainland China has issued a recommended determination on remedy and bonding. The USITC is seeking input by 3o October on any public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, specifically the issuance of general and limited exclusion orders as well as cease and desist orders against certain respondents.