The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) proposed new rules and practices governing ediscovery in Section 337 investigations, announced in a Federal Register notice published on October 5, 2012. The proposed rules are in response to complaints from litigants, judges and bar associations on the burdens and costs of e-discovery in Section 337 investigations. The Commission is seeking comments to its proposed new rules by December 4, 2012.