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NEWS RELEASE 00-116; AUGUST 31, 2000 August 31, 2000
News Release 00-116
Inv. No. 332-412


The Year in Trade 1999, 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.

The 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.

The Year in Trade 1999 is one of the government's most comprehensive reviews of U.S. trade-related activities, covering major multilateral, regional, and bilateral developments. The report was prepared at the request of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives. The report also covers:

The Year in Trade 1999 includes complete listings of antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, intellectual property right infringement, and section 301 cases undertaken by the U.S. government in 1999. Statistical tables highlight U.S. bilateral trade with major trading partners.

The Year in Trade 1999 (USITC Publication 3336, August 2000) will be available on the ITC's Internet server at 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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