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NEWS RELEASE 00-030; FEBRUARY 16, 2000 February 16, 2000
News Release 00-030

ITC'S INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC REVIEW FEATURES ARTICLES
ON THE EUROPEAN UNION, NORTH KOREA, THE NAFTA, AND CHINA

Enlargement of the European Union, the easing of U.S. economic sanctions on North Korea, delayed implementation of the NAFTA provision to open U.S. roads to Mexican trucks, and China's WTO agreement with the United States are the topics covered in the current issue of the International Economic Review (IER), a publication of the U.S. International Trade Commission's Office of Economics.

The IER is produced as part of the ITC's international trade monitoring program. The program's purpose is to keep the Commission informed about significant developments in international economics and trade and to maintain the Commission's readiness to provide technical information and advice to policymakers in the Congress and the executive branch.

The IER is a publication of the ITC's Office of Economics. The opinions and conclusions it contains are those of the authors and are not the views of the Commission or of any individual Commissioner.

The current issue (February/March 2000) includes the following articles:

In addition, the publication reviews U.S. economic performance relative to other major trade partners, U.S. trade performance, and economic forecasts. Comparative economic indicators for major industrialized countries are also provided. An annual IER chartbook depicting trends in U.S. trade with major trading partners and regions is also included in the IER series.

The current issue of the IER (USITC Publication 3276, February/March 2000) will be available on the ITC's Internet server at www.usitc.gov. To request a printed copy, write to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20436, or fax requests to 202-205-2104.

To be added to the mailing list for the publication, write to the Office of Economics, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20436, or fax requests to 202-205-2340.

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