Customs Enforcement of ITC Exclusion Orders under Review.
The Executive Office of the President, through the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (‘‘IPEC’’), is soliciting input from interested companies, importer, patent holders, and individuals regarding an interagency review of practices used during enforcement of exclusion orders issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) against imported products, as enforced by U.S. Customs.
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.
Public comments are due by July 21, 2013.