Certain Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Consumer Products Containing the Same: Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued a final Initial Determination and a Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, namelya limited exclusion order (``LEO'') against certain graphics systems, components thereof, and consumer products containing the same, which are imported, sold for importation, and/or sold after importation by respondents VIZIO, Inc. (``VIZIO''), MediaTek Inc. and Media Tek USA Inc. (collectively, ``MediaTek''), and Sigma Designs, Inc. (``SDI''); and a cease and desist order (``CDO'') against respondents VIZIO and SDI. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules.
Summary of Commission Practice Relating to Administrative Protective Orders
Since February 1991, the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') has published in the Federal Register reports on the status of its practice with respect to violations of its administrative protective orders (``APOs'') under title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, in response to a direction contained in the Conference Report to the Customs and Trade Act of 1990. Over time, the Commission has added to its report discussions of APO breaches in Commission proceedings other than under title VII and violations of the Commission's rules including the rule on bracketing business proprietary information (``BPI'') (the ``24-hour rule''). This notice provides a summary of breach investigations (APOB investigations) completed during calendar year 2016. This summary addresses two APOB investigations related to proceedings under title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 and seven APOB investigations related to proceedings under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, two of which were combined and which were related to the same proceedings under section 337. The Commission investigated rules violations as part of two of the APOB investigations. The Commission intends that this report inform representatives of parties to Commission proceedings as to some specific types of APO breaches encountered by the Commission and the corresponding types of actions the Commission has taken.