By Eric Schweibenz
On August 2, 2011, the ITC issued a Seizure and Forfeiture Order in Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-691).

In the order, the ITC stated that the “U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (‘Customs’) has informed the Commission that (i) the owner, importer or consignee (or the agent of such person) of certain inkjet ink supplies and components thereof covered by a general exclusion order attempted to import the articles into the United States; (ii) Customs denied entry of the articles into the United States by reason of a final exclusion order; and (iii) upon such denial of entry, Customs provided the owner, importer, or consignee of the articles (or the agent of such person) with written notice of the aforesaid exclusion order and the fact that seizure and forfeiture would result from any further attempt to import the articles into the United States.”

Accordingly, the ITC ordered that “Inkjet Ink Supplies and components thereof that are imported in violation of the general exclusion order issued in the above-captioned investigation are to be seized and forfeited to the United States, if imported by the following firm:  E Top LLC, 2240 NE Griffin Oaks St., Suit 300, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124, or any affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, or other related business entities, or any of their successors or assigns.”