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NEWS RELEASE 98-014; MARCH 26, 1998 March 26, 1998
News Release 98-014
Inv. No. 332-391


The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is seeking input from industry officials, trade associations, and others for a factfinding investigation concerning U.S. unilateral economic sanctions.

The investigation, Overview and Analysis of Current U.S. Unilateral Economic Sanctions (Investigation No. 332-391), was requested by the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives. As requested, the ITC will include the following information in its report:

The Commission will submit its report to the House Committee on Ways and Means by August 19, 1998.

The ITC seeks input for its investigation from all interested parties. A public hearing will be held in connection with this investigation on Thursday, May 14, 1998 (and Friday, May 15, 1998, if necessary). Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, April 30, 1998, with the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing statements (one original and 14 copies) for this hearing should be filed no later than Thursday, April 30, 1998.

Interested parties may also submit written statements concerning the matters to be addressed in the report. Written submissions (one original and 14 copies) should be addressed to the Secretary at the above address and should be submitted at the earliest practical date but no later than 5:15 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 1998. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be available for public inspection.

Further information on the scope of the investigation and appropriate submissions is available in the ITC's notice of investigation, dated March 24, 1998, which may be obtained from the ITC Internet server ( or by contacting the Office of the Secretary at the above address or at 202-205-1806.

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