duct Prototype Built Abroad Satisfies Domestic Industry Requirement, ITC Blog

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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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