News Release 23-003
Contact: Elizabeth Nesbitt, 202-205-1819
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today deployed the Investigations Database System (IDS), an innovative new data management tool that captures, manages, and displays USITC investigation-related information. Users are encouraged to visit the USITC website at https://ids.usitc.gov to explore this new tool.
A major new feature is the ability to conduct quick searches and advanced searches of the centralized investigation database that generate in-depth search results across multiple practice areas, providing new perspectives and value-added insights for users.
IDS provides users with several ways to obtain information. For example, users can search IDS by keywords (e.g., steel), creating a one-stop shop for investigation data across Section 337, import injury, and factfinding mission areas. Alternatively, users can focus on a single investigative area by focusing on or filtering their searches by practice area.
Other key functions and information across practice areas include:
- Ability to access investigation information in all practice areas and see a wealth of information, including investigative staff, hearing witnesses, news releases, and other data
- A new look for the “ongoing investigations” webpage for factfinding investigations
- Centralized data across different phases of import injury and Section 337 investigations
- A new module that lists all orders issued in a Section 337 investigation, the parties impacted, and the unfair act and intellectual property implicated in the order
- Disposition information for individual respondents in investigations
- Associated litigation information for specific import injury investigations
- Links to external resources related to investigations (e.g., Department of Commerce AD/CVD information)
- Integration with EDIS to share core investigation data across all practice areas
QUESTIONS? Contact IDS-Help@usitc.gov with any questions about the IDS launch.
About the USITC: The mission of the USITC is to investigate and make determinations in proceedings involving imports claimed to injure a domestic industry or violate U.S. intellectual property rights; provide independent analysis and information on tariffs, trade, and competitiveness; and maintain the U.S. tariff schedule.