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NEWS RELEASE 00-114; AUGUST 28, 2000 August 28, 2000
News Release 00-114
Inv. No. 332-409

FREE TRADE ARRANGEMENT AMONG THE UNITED STATES, MEXICO, CANADA, AND THE UNITED KINGDOM WOULD INCREASE TRADE, REPORTS ITC

Trade between the United Kingdom and the United States would increase if a free trade arrangement were to be instituted among the United Kingdom and the three North American Free Trade Agreement partners (the United States, Canada, and Mexico), reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its publication, The Impact on the U.S. Economy of Including the United Kingdom in a Free Trade Arrangement with the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, recently completed the report for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. Following are highlights of the report:

The Impact on the U.S. Economy of Including the United Kingdom in a Free Trade Arrangement with the United States, Canada, and Mexico (Inv. No. 332-409, USITC Publication 3339, August 2000) will be available on the ITC's Internet site 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 be faxed to 202-205-2104.

ITC general factfinding investigations, such as this one, cover matters related to tariffs or trade and are generally conducted at the request of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Senate Committee on Finance, or the House Committee on Ways and Means. The resulting reports convey the Commission's objective findings and independent analyses on the subjects investigated. The Commission makes no recommendations on policy or other matters in its general factfinding reports. Upon completion of each investigation, the ITC submits its findings and analyses to the requester. The ITC subsequently releases general factfinding investigation reports to the public, unless they are classified by the requester for national security reasons.

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