The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to § 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Autel Robotics USA LLC on August 30, 2018. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain unmanned aerial vehicles and components thereof.
The complaint names as respondents: SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd. of China; DJI Europe B. V. of the Netherlands; DJI Technology Inc. of Burbank, CA; iFlight Technology Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong; DJI Baiwang Technology Co. Ltd of China; DJI Research LLC of Palo Alto, CA; DJI service LLC of Cerritos, CA; and DJI Creative Studio LLC of Burbank, CA. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order and impose a bond during the 60-day review period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. § 1337(j).
Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to
file comments, not to exceed five (5) pages in length, inclusive of attachments, on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or § 210.8(b) filing. Comments should address whether issuance of the relief specifically requested by the complainant in this investigation would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers.
In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that:
(i) explain how the articles potentially subject to the requested remedial orders are
used in the United States;
(ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating
to the requested remedial orders;
(iii) identify like or directly competitive articles that complainant, its licensees, or
third parties make in the United States which could replace the subject articles if
they were to be excluded;
(iv) indicate whether complainant, complainant’s licensees, and/or third party
suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to
the requested exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order within a
commercially reasonable time; and
(v) explain how the requested remedial orders would impact United States
Written submissions on the public interest must be filed no later than by close of
business, eight calendar days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
There will be further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Any written submissions on other issues should be filed no later than by close of business nine calendar days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Complainant may file a reply to any written submission no later than the date on which complainant’s reply would be due under § 210.8(c)(2) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(c)(2)).
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