Steel millThe US International Trade Commission’s (USITC) investigation in Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Products, Inv. No. 337-TA-1002 was instituted to investigate alleged violations of Section 337 by the Chinese steel industry based on claims of trade secret misappropriation, false designation of origin, and antitrust violations.

On Monday, February 27, 2017, the Commission announced that is has determined to reverse previous ALJ decisions concerning the false designation of origin claims and remand the investigation of those claims to the ALJ for further proceedings. On the same day, in a separate document, the Commission announced that it will hold an oral argument concerning the ALJ’s dismissal of the antitrust claims on March 14, 2017.

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