Section 337 Statistics: Average Length of Investigations

Updated: 7/14/2017

Average Length of Investigations by Fiscal Year, Completion Time (in Months) (Updated Quarterly)
Fiscal Year
Investigations Completed on Meritsa
Shortesta
Longesta
Averagea
Average for all Investigationsc
2006 12 3.5 19.0 12.0 11.2
2007 12 8.0 23.5 16.6 12.0
2008 15 6.0 28.0 16.7 13.2
2009 16 3.5 28.5 17.9 10.4
2010 22b 6.4 25.4 18.4 12.5
2011 17 5.2 24.2 13.7 9.9
2012 22 2.6 28.9 16.7 12.6
2013 21 4.3 30.1 19.7 13.3
2014 18 7.4 23.9 17.1 13.9
2015 11 5.6 21.9 15.6 11.4
2016   16 4.4 21 15.8 10.8
2017 Q3 12 9.9 27.2 16.6 11.2

 

Source: USITC, Annual Performance Plan FY2014-2015 and Annual Performance Report, FY2013; USITC, Annual Performance Plan FY2015–2016 and Annual Performance Report, FY 2014; USITC, EDIS.

a Includes investigations in which the Commission rendered a final determination on the merits as to a violation.

b FY 2010 data exclude an anomalous case pending since 2004, which took 79 months to complete because of a subpoena enforcement issue.

c The average on this column represents all investigations completed during the period, including terminations based on settlements, consent orders, complaint withdrawals and merit-based final determinations.