March 15, 2002
News Release 02-024

USITC'S INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC REVIEW FEATURES ARTICLES ON JAPANESE DEREGULATION, U.S.-VIETNAM BILATERAL TRADE, U.S.-COMESA TRADE AND INVESTMENT, AND CBERA IMPORTS

Deregulation in Japan, the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral trade agreement, the U.S.-COMESA trade and investment framework agreement, and increasing CBERA imports are the topics covered in the current issue of the International Economic Review (IER), a publication of the U.S. International Trade Commission's Office of Economics.

The IER is produced as part of the ITC's international trade monitoring program. The program's purpose is to keep the Commission informed about significant developments in international economics and trade and to maintain the Commission's readiness to provide technical information and advice to policymakers in the Congress and the executive branch. The opinions and conclusions of the IER are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission or any individual Commissioner.

The current issue (January/February 2002) includes the following articles:

In addition, the publication reviews U.S. economic performance relative to other major trade partners, U.S. trade performance, and economic forecasts. Comparative economic indicators for major industrialized countries are also provided. An annual IER chartbook depicting trends in U.S. trade with major trading partners and regions is also included in the IER series.

The current issue of the IER (USITC Publication 3489, January/February 2002) will be available on the ITC's Internet server at www.usitc.gov. To request a printed copy, write to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20436, or fax requests to 202-205-2104.

To be added to the mailing list for the publication, write to the Office of Economics, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20436, or fax requests to 202- 205-2340.

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