Glossary

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Electronic Document Information System - EDIS

EDIS serves as the Commission's electronic repository for documents filed in Commission investigations. It allows parties to file documents electronically during an investigation (provided the filing party follows Commission electronic filing requirements, including those set out in the Commission's electronic filing handbook). It also allows members of the public to search on line for documents filed on EDIS, including the public version of documents submitted in the course of most Commission investigations.

To access this system, please visit this link: https://edis.usitc.gov/edis3-internal/app

Enforcement Proceedings

These are proceedings conducted by the Commission generally at the request of a complaining party in an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) after the Commission has issued an exclusion order and when infringing imports continue to enter the United States or when a Commission order is violated. Enforcement proceedings may be either informal or formal. Such proceedings may lead to modification of an existing exclusion order or other action.

EDIS serves as the Commission's electronic repository for documents filed in Commission investigations. It allows parties to file documents electronically during an investigation (provided the filing party follows Commission electronic filing requirements, including those set out in the Commission's electronic filing handbook). It also allows members of the public to search on line for documents filed on EDIS, including the public version of documents submitted in the course of most Commission investigations.

To access this system, please visit this link: https://edis.usitc.gov/edis3-internal/app

Exclusion Orders

This is a type of order that the Commission is authorized to issue as a remedy in an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) when it determines that a violation of section 337 has occurred. Such orders generally bar the named product or products from entry into the United States. There are two types of exclusion orders under the statute: (1) a limited exclusion order that bars the importation of products by specific respondents determined by the Commission to be violating section 337; and (2) a general exclusion order that bars the importation of all infringing products in order to prevent circumvention of an exclusion order limited to products of named persons and when there is a pattern of violation and it is difficult to ascertain the source. The Commission's exclusion orders are enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.