The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today issued an update of its report The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints.
The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, completed the report for the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The report is the third in a series of reports to the USTR. The base year for the study is 1996, the year for which the most recent data are available on the structure of the U.S. economy.
The report presents results on the economic effects on the U.S. economy of removing significant U.S. import restraints in manufacturing, agricultural products, and services. The report examines tariff rate quotas on agricultural products, quotas applied to textiles and apparel, the ban on the import of maritime cabotage services, and sectors with high MFN tariffs.
The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints: Second Update (Inv. No. 332- 325, USITC Publication 3201, May 1999) will be posted on the ITC's Internet server at www.usitc.gov. A printed copy may 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 faxed to 202-205-2104.