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NEWS RELEASE 99-159; NOVEMBER 17, 1999 November 17, 1999
News Release 99-159
Inv. No. 332-362

ITC RELEASES FIFTH REPORT ON
U.S.-SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA TRADE

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today released U.S.-Africa Trade Flows and Effects of the Uruguay Round Trade Agreements and U.S. Trade and Development Policy, the fifth and final report in a series intended to assist the President in developing a comprehensive trade and development policy for the countries of Africa.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, conducted the investigation for the United States Trade Representative (USTR) under the Africa Policy Section of the Statement of Administrative Action that Congress approved with the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.

As requested by USTR, the ITC's study is limited to the 48 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. The current report provides an update for 1998 on U.S.-Africa trade and investment flows in major sectors; an identification of major developments in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in U.S. trade and economic policy and commercial activities that significantly affect bilateral trade and investment with the region; information on changing trade and economic activities within individual countries; and an update on progress in regional integration in Africa. Following are some highlights of the report:

U.S.-Africa Trade Flows and Effects of the Uruguay Round Trade Agreements and U.S. Trade and Development Policy (Investigation No. 332-362, USITC Publication 3250, October 1999) will be available on the ITC's Internet server at www.usitc.gov. A printed copy may be requested by calling 202-205-1809 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.

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