September 5, 2006
News Release 06-088
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today released The Year in Trade 2005, its annual overview of the previous year's trade-related activities.

The publication 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.

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

The Year in Trade 2005 includes complete listings of antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, intellectual property rights infringement, and section 301 cases undertaken by the U.S. government in 2005. In addition, the 2005 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 2005 (USITC Publication 3875, July 2006) will be posted in the Publications 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 2001-2004, on CD-ROM. The CD-ROM may be requested by calling 202-205-2000 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 2005 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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