Protective Orders (Recommendations)

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This recommendation concerns the protective orders practice of the United States International Trade Commission in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. Under the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, the Commission has authority to release to counsel, under protective order, certain confidential business and financial information that is...

Prehearing discovery in agency adjudication insures that the parties to the proceeding have access to all relevant, unprivileged information prior to the hearing. Its primary objectives include the more expeditious conduct of the hearing itself, the encouragement of settlement between the parties, and greater fairness in adjudication. Agencies that conduct adjudicatory...