The Automotive Industry is international. That’s no secret. It crosses continents in its industry shows and its proud place in furious pop-culture films. More practically, many companies that operate within the industry have stakes in both domestic and foreign soil. This comes into play when considering the supply chain and FCPA compliance as well. Most recently, the international flavor of the industry has come into play when considering how companies can protect themselves from being harmed by imports. One tool to do so is filing a Section 337 proceeding at the International Trade Commission (ITC).
The number of Section 337 filings have risen sharply over the past several years with the expectation that they’ll continue to grow as an increasingly important part of international trade actions. Both foreign companies and U.S. companies that import products should audit their overseas operation to ensure they are in compliance with U.S. laws, the violation of which could form the basis of a Section 337 investigation.
Below are five measures international auto companies can take to avoid being named in an ITC complaint:
This list was generated as part of a Legal News: U.S. Regulation of Exports and International Conduct newsletter by David Hickerson and Greg Husisian titled, “Section 337 and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered.” Click here for the original publication.