June 16, 2010
News Release 10-066
Inv. No. 332-501
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

USITC RELEASES ANNUAL REPORT ON U.S. TEXTILE AND APPAREL IMPORTS FROM CHINA

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today released its first annual compilation of bi-weekly reports on textile and apparel imports from China.

The report, Textile and Apparel Imports from China: Statistical Reports, Annual Compilation 2009, was requested by the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Ways and Means.

As requested, the USITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, produced an annual compilation of data that has been posted on a bi-weekly basis on the USITC website. The data in the report are shown on an annual and quarterly basis, by category and by Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) 10-digit subheadings.

By category, annual data are provided from 2003 through 2009, and quarterly data are provided from first quarter 2008 through fourth quarter 2009. By HTS10 subheading, annual data are provided from 2007 through 2009, and quarterly data are provided from first quarter 2008 through fourth quarter 2009.

The report also will be available on the USITC Internet site in Excel and PDF formats at http://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/What_We_Are_Working_On.htm (scroll down to the bottom of the page). A DVD of the report may be requested by email at pubrequest@usitc.gov, 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.

USITC 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 House Committee on Ways and Means, or the Senate Committee on Finance. 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 USITC 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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