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NEWS RELEASE 98-017; APRIL 3, 1998 April 3, 1998
News Release 98-017
Inv. No. 332-191

STRONG U.S. DEMAND FOR NONRUBBER FOOTWEAR FUELED SIGNIFICANT IMPORT GROWTH IN 1997

Buoyed by strong U.S. demand, U.S. imports of nonrubber footwear increased significantly in 1997, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its Nonrubber Footwear Statistical Report.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, issued the report as third in a series of five annual reports on the nonrubber footwear industry requested by the Senate Committee on Finance. Following are highlights of the report:

The foregoing information is from the ITC publication Nonrubber Footwear Statistical Report (Investigation No. 332-191, USITC publication 3094, March 1998). The report will be available on the ITC's Internet server at www.usitc.gov. A printed copy can be requested by calling 202-205-1809 or by writing to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.

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