Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) Theodore R. Essex’s Notice of Initial Determination issued on Friday, July 5, 2013, holding that Complainant failed to prove the economic prong of domestic industry or that a domestic industry was in the process of being established in Certain Products Having Laminated Packaging, Laminated Packaging, And Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-874.  ALJ Essex’s early ruling was the first of its kind in an investigation targeted by the Commission at institution for an early Initial Determination (“ID”) within 100 days of institution (“100-Day ID Procedure”).  The public version of ALJ Essex’s ID issued on July 12, 2013.  Notably, ALJ Essex spends considerable time in the ID addressing that the Commission’s “Notice of Institution of Investigation contained extraordinary instructions to the ALJ. . . not within the Commission’s written rules,” including the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), 5 U.S.C. Subchapter II.  The case is now before the Commission to decide within 30 days whether to review the ID.  If the Commission decides not to review the ID, it will become the Commission’s Final Determination, effectively terminating the investigation with no remedy within 100 days of institution.  Of course, the Commission’s decision will be subject to the 60-day Presidential Review Period and subsequent appeal, if any, to the Federal Circuit.