September 15, 2003
News Release 03-093


The Year in Trade 2002, released today by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), 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.

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 Year in Trade 2002 includes complete listings of antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, intellectual property right infringement, and section 301 cases undertaken by the U.S. government in 2002. In addition, the 2002 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 2002 (USITC Publication 3630, August 2003) will be posted in the Publications section of the ITC's Internet site at A CD-ROM or printed copy 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. 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.

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