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NEWS RELEASE 01-130; November 2, 2001 November 2, 2001
News Release 01-130

LOW DEMAND, REDUCED HARVESTS HURT U.S. CURED FISH INDUSTRY, REPORTS USITC

Competition from an increasing availability of alternative types of seafood as well as diminishing supplies of raw fish inputs from U.S. harvesters are challenging the U.S. cured fish industry, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its publication Industry and Trade Summary: Cured Fish.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding 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 market, industry, and trade conditions for cured fish for the period 1995-99. Following are highlights of the report.

The foregoing information is from the ITC report Industry and Trade Summary: Cured Fish (USITC Publication 3461, October 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 competitiveness of the 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 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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