July 31, 2014
News Release 14-077
Inv. No. 161-1
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today released The Year in Trade 2013, 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), and developments regarding U.S. free trade agreements (FTAs), FTA negotiations, and U.S. bilateral trade relations with major trading partners in 2013.

The Year in Trade 2013 includes complete listings of antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, intellectual property rights infringement, and section 301 cases undertaken by the U.S. government in 2013. In addition, the 2013 report covers:

The report also provides an overview of U.S. trade in goods and services during 2013. Statistical tables highlight U.S. bilateral trade with major trading partners and trade under U.S. trade preference programs.

Complementing the release of the 65th edition of the report are a series of dashboards in MS Excel available online that present U.S. merchandise trade data in an interactive format. Readers of The Year in Trade 2013 will be able to conduct further analysis of U.S. merchandise trade with specific trading partners and U.S. trade under specific trade preference programs and FTAs using these dashboards, which are available on the Commission's website at http://www.usitc.gov/publications/dashboards/index.htm.

The Year in Trade 2013 (USITC Publication 4481, July 2013) will be posted on the USITC's Internet site at http://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/commission_publication_4481.htm. 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. # # #