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NEWS RELEASE 01-053; APRIL 20, 2001 April 20, 2001
News Release 01-053

GLOBAL BROADWOVEN FABRIC INDUSTRY UNDERGOING EXTENSIVE RESTRUCTURING, REPORTS ITC

The global broadwoven fabric industry is undergoing significant restructuring as a result of keen competition in world markets, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its publication Industry and Trade Summary: Broadwoven Fabrics.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, recently released the report as part of an ongoing series of reports on thousands of products imported into and exported from the United States. The report addresses industry, market, and trade conditions for broadwoven fabrics for the period 1994-99. Following are highlights from the report:

The foregoing information is from the ITC report Industry and Trade Summary: Broadwoven Fabrics (USITC Publication 3410, March 2001).

ITC Industry and Trade Summary reports include information on product uses, U.S. and foreign producers, and customs treatment of the products being studied; they analyze the basic factors affecting trends in consumption, production, and trade of the commodities, as well as factors bearing on the competitiveness of U.S. industry in domestic and foreign markets.

This report will be available on the ITC Internet web site at www.usitc.gov. A printed copy may be ordered without charge 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.

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