October 31, 2007
News Release 07-109
Inv. No. 332-480
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

ITC RELEASES REPORT ON U.S. INDUSTRY PRODUCING TRAVEL GOODS OF TEXTILE MATERIAL

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today released its report on the level of U.S. production and shipments of travel goods of textile materials.

The report, Certain Textile Articles: Travel Goods of Textile Materials, was requested by the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Ways and Means.

As requested, the ITC provided data for 2005 and 2006 on U.S. production and shipments of travel goods with an outer surface of textile materials and the textile materials used to make them.

Certain Textile Articles: Travel Goods of Textile Materials (Investigation No. 332-480, USITC publication 3957, November 2007) will be available on the ITC's Internet site at /publications/docs/pubs/332/pub3957.pdf. A CD-ROM of the report 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.

ITC general factfinding investigations, such as this one, cover matters related to tariffs or trade and are generally conducted at the request of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Senate Committee on Finance, or the House Committee on Ways and Means. The resulting reports convey the Commission's objective findings and independent analyses on the subjects investigated. The Commission makes no recommendations on policy or other matters in its general factfinding reports. Upon completion of each investigation, the ITC submits its findings and analyses to the requester. General factfinding investigation reports are subsequently released to the public unless they are classified by the requester for national security reasons.

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