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USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Core Orientation Systems, Products Containing Core Orientation Systems, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using the Same

March 30, 2022
News Release 22-043
Inv. No. 337-TA-1309
Contact: Jennifer Andberg, 202-205-1819
USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Core Orientation Systems, Products Containing Core Orientation Systems, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using the Same

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain core orientation systems, products containing core orientation systems, components thereof, and methods of using the same.  The products at issue in the investigation are described in the Commission’s notice of investigation. [link to notice]

The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Australian Mud Company Pty Ltd. of Balcatta, Western Australia, Australia and Reflex USA LLC of Chandler, AZ on March 1, 2022.  The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain core orientation systems, products containing core orientation systems, components thereof, and methods of using the same.  The complainants request that the USITC issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.  

The USITC has identified the following as the respondents in this investigation:

Boart Longyear Group Ltd. of West Valley City, UT; 
Boart Longyear Limited of Adelaide Airport, South Australia, Australia; 
Boart Longyear Company of West Valley City, UT; 
Boart Longyear Manufacturing and Distribution Inc. of West Valley City, UT;
Longyear TM, Inc. of West Valley City, UT; 
Globaltech Corporation Pty Ltd. of Forrestfield, Western Australia, Australia; 
Globaltech Pty Ltd. of Forrestfield, Western Australia, Australia;
Granite Construction Incorporated of Watsonville, CA; and
International Directional Services LLC of Chandler, AZ. 

By instituting this investigation (337-TA-1309), the USITC has not yet made any decision on the merits of the case.  The USITC’s Chief Administrative Law Judge will assign the case to one of the USITC’s administrative law judges (ALJ), who will schedule and hold an evidentiary hearing.  The ALJ will make an initial determination as to whether there is a violation of section 337; that initial determination is subject to review by the Commission. 

The USITC will make a final determination in the investigation at the earliest practicable time.  Within 45 days after institution of the investigation, the USITC will set a target date for completing the investigation.  USITC remedial orders in section 337 cases are effective when issued and become final 60 days after issuance unless disapproved for policy reasons by the U.S. Trade Representative within that 60-day period.

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