June 21, 2001
News Release 01-088


The Year in Trade 2000, released today by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), provides a practical review of U.S. international trade laws, a report on the operation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), an overview of regional trade activities, a review of U.S. bilateral trade agreements with major trading partners, and a survey of actions under U.S. trade law.

The 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 2000 report covers:

The Year in Trade 2000 includes complete listings of antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, intellectual property right infringement, and section 301 cases undertaken by the U.S. government in 2000. Statistical tables highlight U.S. bilateral trade with major trading partners and trade under U.S. trade preference programs.

The Year in Trade 2000 (USITC Publication 3428, June 2001) will be posted in the Publications section of the ITC's Internet site at www.usitc.gov. 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 1995-99, 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 2000 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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