July 21, 2010
News Release 10-081
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today released The Year in Trade 2009, its annual overview of the previous year's trade-related activities.

The USITC's The Year in Trade is one of the government's most comprehensive reports of U.S. trade-related activities, covering major multilateral, regional, and bilateral developments.

The publication reviews U.S. international trade laws and actions under these laws, activities of the World Trade Organization (WTO), U.S. free trade agreements and negotiations, and U.S. bilateral trade relations with major trading partners.

The Year in Trade 2009 includes complete listings of antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, intellectual property rights infringement, and section 301 cases undertaken by the U.S. government in 2009. In addition, the 2009 report covers:

The report also provides an overview of U.S. trade in goods and services during 2009. Statistical tables highlight U.S. bilateral trade with major trading partners and trade under U.S. trade preference programs.

The Year in Trade 2009 (USITC Publication 4174, July 2010) will be posted on the USITC'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 USITC is disseminating this report, as well as previous Year in Trade reports covering the years 2001-2008, on CD-ROM. The CD-ROM may be requested by emailing pubrequest@usitc.gov, calling 202-205-2000, 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 2009 may be requested through the same channels.

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