August 5, 2005
News Release 05-086
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The Year in Trade 2004, 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 (FTAs) 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 2004 includes complete listings of antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, intellectual property right infringement, and section 301 cases undertaken by the U.S. government in 2004. In addition, the 2004 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 2004 (USITC Publication 3779, July 2005) will be posted in the Publications area of the ITC's Internet site at 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 2000-2003, 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 2004 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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