Request for Public Comments: Interagency Review of Exclusion Order Enforcement Process
The Executive Office of the President, through the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (``IPEC''), is beginning an interagency review directed at strengthening the procedures and practices used during enforcement of exclusion orders issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (``ITC''). The interagency working group will review existing procedures that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') and the ITC use to evaluate the scope of exclusion orders and work to ensure the process and criteria utilized during exclusion order enforcement activities are transparent, effective, and efficient. Through this request for public comment, IPEC invites public input and recommendations in support of the Administration's interagency review of exclusion order enforcement processes called for by the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement [and the White House Task Force on High-Tech Patents].