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NEWS RELEASE 04-076; JULY 21, 2004 July 21, 2004
News Release 04-076


The Year in Trade 2003, an annual review of U.S. trade-related activities during 2003, was released today by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).

The Year in Trade 2003 provides a practical review of U.S. international trade laws, a survey of actions under U.S. trade laws, a summary of the operation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), an overview of U.S. free trade agreements and negotiations, and a review of U.S. bilateral trade relations with major trading partners.

ITC's Year in Trade is one of the government's most comprehensive reviews of U.S. trade- related activities, covering major multilateral, regional, and bilateral developments.

The Year in Trade 2003 includes complete listings of antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, intellectual property right infringement, and section 301 investigations undertaken by the U.S. government in 2003. In addition, the 2003 report also covers:

Statistical tables highlight U.S. bilateral trade with major trading partners and trade under U.S. trade preference programs.

The Year in Trade 2003 (USITC Publication 3700, July 2004) will be posted in the Publications and Reports section of the ITC's Internet site at The report also is expected to be available at federal depository libraries in the United States and at offices of the U.S. Information Agency abroad. In addition, the ITC is disseminating this report, as well as previous Year in Trade reports covering the years 1996-2000, on CD-ROM. The CD-ROM 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 faxed to 202-205- 2104. A printed copy of The Year in Trade 2003 may be requested through the same channels. Technical questions concerning the CD-ROM version should be directed to Renea McGriff at 202-205-2752.

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