September 20, 2005
News Release 05-106
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


Multilateral efforts to enhance customs clearance of merchandise trade and worldwide market developments for environmental insurance are among the topics examined in the final issue of Industry Trade and Technology Review (ITTR), a periodic publication of the U.S. International Trade Commission's (ITC) Office of Industries.

The publication will be merged with the International Economic Review, a publication of the ITC's Office of Economics, creating a new publication that will debut in the spring of 2006.

Industry Trade and Technology Review contains articles originating from research and analysis conducted by ITC staff as part of its responsibilities to provide advice and technical information on industry and trade issues. The ITTR provides analysis of important issues and insights into the global position of U.S. industries, the technological competitiveness of the United States, and implications of trade and policy developments.

The opinions and conclusions it contains are those of the authors and are not the views of the Commission as a whole or of any individual Commissioner.

The final issue (June/July 2005) includes the following articles:

In addition, the publication includes an appendix charting key performance indicators for the steel, automobile, aluminum, flat glass, and services industries, as well as for North American trade. The ITTR's "Key Performance Indicators" (appendix A) will continue to be updated on a quarterly basis and posted to the Commission's Internet site. The data can be accessed at

Industry Trade and Technology Review (USITC Publication 3794, June/July 2005) will be posted on the USITC's Internet site at A cumulative list of articles published in the report series is also posted. The ITTR will also be available at regional federal depository libraries in the United States. To request a printed copy of the ITTR, contact 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.

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