USITC Launches Its New Data Management Tool – IDS Part III
Practice Specific: Import Injury Investigations

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is pleased to announce the launch of Investigations Database System (IDS)! This innovative new data management tool captures, manages, and displays USITC investigation-related data for timely and accessible reporting. IDS will serve as an informational data source and will generate in-depth search results across multiple practice areas, providing new perspectives and value-added insights for data users.

This web article addresses IDS-related changes expected for import injury investigations. IDS provides a central repository of data related to import injury functions, adding many new functions that are designed to enhance the user experience. An IDS search using the keyword “steel,” for example, will not only generate results for import injury investigations but will also present results for investigations in other practice areas (e.g., unfair import and fact-finding investigations). Detailed information will also be available for individual import injury investigations.

Below are some of the new features and capabilities available in the new data management tool for import injury investigations:

  • A centralized database of information on Title VII investigations
  • Integrated ability to access information on individual antidumping and countervailing duty investigations
  • Centralized display of and access to investigative information across different phases
  • Integrated access to investigation specific documents
  • New fields identifying associated litigation for specific products
  • And many more . . .

We will also announce virtual training opportunities and the availability of instructional guides.

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