On February 24, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 33 (dated January 27, 2014) in Certain Windshield Wiper Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-881).
According to the Order, Complainants Federal-Mogul Corp. and Federal-Mogul SA (collectively, “Federal-Mogul”) moved for summary determination that they satisfy both the economic and technical prongs of the domestic industry requirement. Respondents Trico Products Corp. and Trico Componentes SA de CV (collectively, “Trico”) along with the Commission Investigative Staff (“OUII”) filed responses to the motion and did not dispute that Federal-Mogul has satisfied the existence of the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement. Both Trico and OUII, however, opposed the motion as to the technical prong. On December 18, 2013, ALJ Bullock issued an order denying Federal-Mogul’s motion as to the technical prong, but noting that a separate order would issue as to the economic prong. See our December 20, 2013 post for more details.
In Order No. 33, ALJ Bullock granted the motion as to the economic prong. In coming to his conclusion, ALJ Bullock noted that neither Trico nor OUII had disputed that Federal-Mogul’s domestic activities satisfy the economic prong. The details of Federal-Mogul’s domestic activities have been completely redacted from the public version of the order.