Due to the lapse in appropriations as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018, the USITC ceased regular operations. As a result, the Commission shut down its investigative activities for the duration of the absence of appropriation. These activities included, but were not limited to, proceedings conducted under the authority of Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews; investigations and ancillary proceedings conducted under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930; and investigations conducted under the authority of section 332 of the Tariff Act of 1930.
As of Saturday, January 26, 2019, the Commission received funding through February 15, 2019 and the period of the shutdown has ended. The Commission will resume operations on the first business day, Monday, January 28, 2019, with the following caveats. The USITC will NOT be accepting document filings until Wednesday, January 30, 2019, as it reschedules active cases and previously scheduled deadlines affected by the shutdown. As a result, EDIS is operating in a read-only capacity. Document filing has been disabled. In general, the Commission has tolled all statutory and other investigative deadlines pending before it for up to the length of the shutdown. However, specific schedules for each investigative proceeding, including those pending before an Administrative Law Judge, will be revised and new schedules posted. We hope in a week or more for revised schedules to be finalized. While EDIS will go live on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, the Commission requests that parties in specific proceedings wait until revised deadlines are scheduled to file documents in a proceeding. We appreciate everyone’s patience as the Commission resumes operations.