On December 21, 2018, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) posted its “Plan for an Orderly Shutdown in the Absence of an Appropriation” on its website. Among the significant activities that will be disrupted are: 

  • Investigative activities, including proceedings under sections 332, 337, and 201, and Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930,
  • maintenance of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S.,
  • technical assistance to the U.S. Trade Representative and Congress,
  • as well as all other government functions other than those directly supporting active litigation to which the USITC or the United States is a party.