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Abstract

There is a common misperception that enforcement of International Trade Commission (“ITC”) remedial orders is automatic and self implementing. In reality, such remedial orders are not self-implementing, are less-than-perfect enforcement tools, and their effective enforcement carries with it a number of practical difficulties. This paper explores the realities of enforcing the ITC’s remedial orders – exclusion orders, consent orders, and cease-and-desist orders – with the goal of giving both complainants and respondents a heightened appreciation of the tactics and strategies that can be effectively deployed following the conclusion of a Section 337 investigation and the issuance of one or more remedial orders.