duct Prototype Built Abroad Satisfies Domestic Industry Requirement, ITC Blog
On February 14, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") issued an Initial Determination ("ID") in the matter of Certain Road Construction Machines and Components Thereof, Inv. 337-TA-1088. In the ID, ALJ Lord ruled that investments and R&D activities related to a product prototype built in Italy satisfied the domestic industry requirement as substantial investment in engineering, research and development under Section 337(a)(3)(C), without the need for a comparison between foreign and domestic investments.
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