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NEWS RELEASE 04-117; November 16, 2004 November 16, 2004
News Release 04-117
Inv. No. 332-454

UNITED STATES IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST MARKET FOR REMEDIATION AND NATURE AND LANDSCAPE PROTECTION SERVICES, REPORTS ITC

The United States is the world's largest market for both remediation and nature and landscape protection services, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its study Remediation and Nature and Landscape Protection Services: An Examination of U.S. and Foreign Markets.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, conducted the investigation at the request of the U.S. Trade Representative. The report provides an overview of foreign and domestic markets for remediation and nature and landscape protection services; examines trade and investment in remediation and nature and landscape protection services markets, including barriers affecting such trade and investment; and discusses existing regulatory practices. Highlights of the report follow.

Remediation and Nature and Landscape Protection Services: An Examination of U.S. and Foreign Markets (Investigation No. 332-454, USITC publication 3727, October 2004) will be posted in the Publications area of the ITC Internet site at www.usitc.gov. A printed or CD-ROM 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 also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.

ITC general factfinding investigations, such as this one, cover matters related to tariffs or trade. The investigations are generally conducted at the request of USTR, the Senate Committee on Finance, or the House Committee on Ways and Means; the ITC may also self-initiate investigations. 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 finding and analyses to the requester. General factfinding investigation reports are subsequently released to the public, unless they are classified by the requester for national security reasons.

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