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While the ITC rarely issues general exclusion orders ("GEO"), two recent cases illustrate the importance of seeking such relief in appropriate circumstances. 19 U.S.C. § 1337 gives the Commission authority to enjoin the importation of unlawful articles. Presumptively, the Commission’s exclusion order "shall be limited" to the specific respondents that the Commission finds violated Section 337. Where necessary, though, the Commission is authorized to issue a "general exclusion" order. § 1337(d)(2).
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