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USCIT Rules, Forms, Chambers Procedures, Guidelines and Administrative Orders

Note: The following is the official rules and forms of the U.S. Court of International Trade.


Judges of the Court
Office of the Clerk




Rule 1. Scope and Purpose
Rule 2. One Form of Action




Rule 3. Commencing an Action
Rule 3.1. Actions Transferred to the Court of International Trade from a Binational Panel or Committee Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. § 1516a(g)(12)(B) or (D)
Rule 4. Service of Summons and Complaint
Rule 4.1. Serving Other Process
Rule 5. Serving and Filing Pleadings and Other Papers
Rule 5.1. [RESERVED]
Rule 5.2. Privacy Protection for Filings Made with the Court
Rule 6. Computing and Extending Time; Time for Motion Papers




Rule 7. Pleadings Allowed; Consultation; Oral Argument; Response Time; Show Cause Order; Form of Motions and Other Papers
Rule 8. General Rules of Pleading
Rule 9. Pleading Special Matters
Rule 10. Form of Pleadings
Rule 11. Signing Pleadings, Motions, and Others Papers; Representations to the Court; Sanctions
Rule 12. Defenses and Objections; When and How Presented; Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; Consolidating Motions; Waiving Defenses; Pretrial Hearing
Rule 13. Counterclaim and Crossclaim
Rule 14. Third-Party Practice
Rule 15. Amended and Supplemental Pleadings
Rule 16. Postassignment Conferences; Scheduling; Management
Rule 16.1. Court-Annexed Mediation




Rule 17. Plaintiff and Defendant; Capacity; Public Officers
Rule 18. Joinder of Claims
Rule 19. Required Joinder of Parties
Rule 20. Permissive Joinder of Parties
Rule 21. Misjoinder and Non-Joinder of Parties
Rule 22. Interpleader
Rule 23. Class Actions
Rule 23.1. [Reserved]
Rule 23.2. Actions Relating to Unincorporated Associations
Rule 24. Intervention
Rule 25. Substitution of Parties




Rule 26. Duty to Disclose; General Provisions Governing Discovery
Rule 27. Depositions to Perpetuate Testimony
Rule 28. Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken
Rule 29. Stipulations About Discovery Procedure
Rule 30. Depositions by Oral Examination
Rule 31. Depositions by Written Questions
Rule 32. Using Depositions in Court Proceedings
Rule 33. Interrogatories to Parties
Rule 34. Producing Documents, Electronically Stored Information, and Tangible Things, or Entering onto Land, for Inspection and Other Purposes
Rule 35. Physical and Mental Examinations
Rule 36. Requests for Admission
Rule 37. Failure to Make Disclosures or to Cooperate in Discovery; Sanctions




Rule 38. Right to a Jury Trial; Demand
Rule 39. Trial by Jury or by the Court
Rule 40. Request for Trial
Rule 41. Dismissal of Actions
Rule 42. Consolidation; Separate Trials
Rule 43. Taking Testimony
Rule 44. Proving an Official Record
Rule 44.1. Determining Foreign Law
Rule 45. Subpoena
Rule 46. Objecting to a Ruling or Order
Rule 47. Selecting Jurors
Rule 48. Number of Jurors; Verdict; Polling
Rule 49. Special Verdict; General Verdict and Questions
Rule 50. Judgment as a Matter of Law in a Jury Trial; Related Motion for a New Trial; Conditional Ruling
Rule 51. Instructions to the Jury; Objections; Preserving a Claim of Error
Rule 52. Findings and Conclusions by the Court; Judgment on Partial Findings
Rule 53. Masters




Rule 54. Judgment; Costs
Rule 54.1. Attorney's Fees and Expenses under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d)
Rule 55. Default Judgment
Rule 56. Summary Judgment
Rule 56.1. Judgment on an Agency Record for an Action Other Than That Described in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(c)
Rule 56.2. Judgment on an Agency Record for an Action Described in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(c)
Rule 56.3 Annexation of Statement to Rule 56 Motion for Summary Judgment
Rule 57. Declaratory Judgment
Rule 58. Entering Judgment
Rule 58.1. Stipulated Judgment on Agreed Statement of Facts; General Requirements
Rule 59. New Trial; Rehearing; Altering or Amending a Judgment
Rule 60. Relief from a Judgment or Order
Rule 61. Harmless Error
Rule 62. Stay of Proceedings to Enforce a Judgment
Rule 62.1. Indicative Ruling on a Motion for Relief that is Barred by a Pending Appeal
Rule 63. Judge's Inability to Proceed




Rule 64. Seizing a Person or Property
Rule 65. Injunctions and Restraining Orders
Rule 65.1. Proceedings Against a Surety
Rule 66. Receivers
Rule 67. Deposit into Court
Rule 67.1. Deposit into Court Pursuant to Rule 67
Rule 68. Offer of Judgment
Rule 69. Execution
Rule 70. [RESERVED]
Rule 71. Enforcing Relief For or Against a Nonparty




Rule 72. [RESERVED]
Rule 73. Time for Filing Documents - Notice of Filing
Rule 73.1. Documents in Action Described in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(a) or (b)
Rule 73.2. Documents in Action Described in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(c), Except an Action Described in Section 517(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, or (f)
Rule 73.3. Documents in All Other Actions Based on the Agency Record




Rule 74. Admission to Practice
Rule 75. Practice; Appearance; Substitution of Attorneys; Withdrawal of Attorney; Notification of Changes
Rule 76. Amicus Curiae




Rule 77. Sessions of the Court
Rule 77.1. Judicial Conference
Rule 78. Motion Part
Rule 79. Records Kept by the Clerk
Rule 80. Papers, Exhibits and Other Material
Rule 81. Papers Filed; Conformity; Form; Size; Copies
Rule 82. Clerk's Office Hours; Clerk's Orders
Rule 82.1. [RESERVED]




Rule 83 . Customs Case Management
Rule 84. [RESERVED]
Rule 85. Suspension Disposition Calendar
Rule 86. [RESERVED]
Rule 86.1. Judge's Directive
Rule 86.2. Contempt
Rule 87. Forms
Rule 88. Title
Rule 89. Effective Date


Guidelines - Bill of Costs
Guidelines for Court-Annexed Mediation



Schedule of Fees
Search Fee Guidelines


Order re Electronic Filing Fee Refund Policy



Appendix of Forms
   - General Instructions
   - Specific Instructions
   - Complaint Allegations


USCIT Transcript Order Form
CD Order Form
Form 1 Summons in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(a), Rule 3(a)(1)
Form 1A Notice of Lawsuit and Request for Waiver of Service of Summons, Rule 4(c)
Form 1B Waiver of Service of Summons, Rule 4(c)
Form 2 Summons in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(b), Rule 3(a)(1)
Form 3 Summons in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(c), Rule 3(a)(2)
Form 4 General Summons, Rule 3(a)
Form 5 Information Statement, Rule 3(d)
Form 6 Request for Trial, Rule 40(a)
Form 7 Notice of Dismissal, Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i)
Form 7A Notice of Dismissal, Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i)
Form 8 Stipulation of Dismissal, Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii)
Form 8A Stipulation of Dismissal, Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii)
Form 9 Stipulated Judgment on Agreed Statement of Facts, Rule 58.1
Form 10 Application for Admission, Rule 74(b)
Form 11 Notice of Appearance Rule 75(b)(2)
Form 12 Substitution of Attorney, Rule 75(c)
Form 13 Disclosure of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interest, Rule 3(i), Practice Comments to Rules 24, 76
Form 14 Joint Notice Regarding Termination of Access to Confidential Information
Form 15 Application for Fees and Other Expenses Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, Rule 54.1
Form 16 Order (For Deposit of Registry Funds), Rule 67.1
Form 16-1 Order (For Return of Registry Funds), Rule 67.1
Form 17 Business Proprietary Information Certification, Rule 73.2(c)
Form 18 Notification of Termination of Access to BPI, Rule 73.2(c)
Form 18A Notification of Termination of Government Attorney Access to Business Proprietary Information Pursuant to Rule 73.2(c)
Form 19 Report of the Parties' Planning Meeting, Rule 26(f)
Form 20 USCIT Subpoena, Rule 45
Form 21 Bill of Costs, Rule 54(d)(1)
Form 22 Satisfaction of Costs, Rule 54(d)(1)
Form 23 Certification of Filing and Service of Physical Exhibit or Item, Rule 80(h)
Form 24 Order for Statutory Injunction upon Consent, Rule 56.2
Form M-1 Order of Referral to Mediation, Rule 16.1
Form M-2 Report of Mediation, Rule 16.1


Standard Chambers Procedures
     - Form SCP 1: Pretrial Order
     - Form SCP 2: Scheduling Order
     - Form SCP 3: Order Governing Preparation for Trial
     - Form SCP 4: Certification of Settlement Efforts


Administrative Order 02-01: Electronic Filing Procedures and Submission of Confidential Information
Administrative Order 06-01: Students Enrolled in an Approved Law School Clinical Program
    - Law Student Appearance Form
    - Consent of Client Form
Administrative Order 07-01: Three Judge Panels
Administrative Order 08-01: E-Government Act of 2002 and Privacy Redaction
Administrative Order 17-01: Deposit, Investment, and Tax Administration of Funds in the Court's Registry
Administrative Order 21-01: Filing and Service of Highly Sensitive Documents on Paper and CI and BPI Documents on the CM/ECF System
Administrative Order 21-02: Procedures for Entering a Stay in New Section 301 Cases
Administrative Order 21-03: Extending Preliminary Injunction to Unassigned Section 301 Cases
Administrative Order 21-04: Extending Defendants' Stipulation to Unassigned Section 301 Cases


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