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NEWS RELEASE 01-014; FEBRUARY 2, 2001[date] February 2, 2001
News Release 01-014

MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND THEIR AFFILIATES INCREASINGLY SHAPE GLOBAL COMMERCE

Rapid growth in international direct investment flows has made affiliate transactions, rather than traditional cross-border trade, the principal mode of delivering goods and services across borders, according to a new U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) staff research study.

The publication, Examination of U.S. Inbound and Outbound Direct Investment, examines the nature and extent of U.S. inbound and outbound direct investment, both by country and by industry.

ITC staff research studies are generated by ITC staff and do not reflect the views of the U.S. International Trade Commission or of any individual Commissioner. Highlights of the study follow.

Examination of U.S. Inbound and Outbound Direct Investment (SRS-26, USITC Publication 3383, January 2001) will be posted in the Publications and Reports area of the ITC Internet site at www.usitc.gov. A printed copy may be requested by calling 202-205-1809 or by writing the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC, 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.

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