December 30, 2013
News Release 13-132
Inv. No. 332-325
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
ROLE OF SERVICES IN MANUFACTURING
IS SPECIAL FOCUS IN NEW USITC REPORT
The role of services in manufacturing is the subject of a special chapter in the U.S. International Trade Commission's (USITC) recently released report The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints, Eighth Update.
The USITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, completed the report for the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).
The chapter on the role of services in manufacturing provides an overview of trends in U.S. manufacturers' use of services and in services' contribution to manufacturing output and productivity. Among the highlights:
View the special topic chapter here: http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4440c.pdf
In the last several updates in The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints series, the USITC has produced special topic chapters exploring a variety of trade-related matters that the USTR felt were important to the trade community and the general public.
View the eighth update report here: http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4440.pdf and an earlier press release about the report here: http://www.usitc.gov/press_room/news_release/2013/er1223ll1.htm.
The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints: Eighth Update (Inv. No. 332-325, USITC Publication 4440, December 2013) is available on the USITC web site at http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4440.pdf.
A CD-ROM or printed copy may be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 202-205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436.