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NEWS RELEASE 98-041; JUNE 5, 1998 June 5, 1998
News Release 98-041

ITC PUBLISHES THE YEAR IN TRADE 1997

The Year in Trade 1997, released today by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), provides a practical review of U.S. international trade laws, a report on the operation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a review of U.S. bilateral trade agreements with major trading partners, and a survey of actions under U.S. trade law.

This year's report also examines developments in several important regional forums the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Free Trade Area of the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum --- and includes a summary of recent U.S.-Africa trade initiatives.

ITC's The 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 1997 edition also covers:

Published annually, The Year in Trade includes complete listings of antidumping, countervailing duty, intellectual property right infringement, and section 301 cases undertaken by the U.S. government in 1997. Statistical tables highlight U.S. bilateral trade with major trading partners.

The Year in Trade 1997(USITC Publication 3103, May 1998) will be available on the ITC's Internet server 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. A printed copy may be requested by calling 202-205-1809 or by writing to the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20436. Requests also may be faxed to 202-205-2104.

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