January 5, 2005
News Release 05-006
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

GLOBAL ISSUES AFFECTING U.S. INDUSTRIES AND THE TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETITIVENESS OF THE UNITED STATES ARE FOCUS OF PERIODIC USITC PUBLICATION

Recent efforts to terminate U.S. tobacco quota supports and the most recent WTO agricultural trade negotiations are among the topics examined in the current issue of Industry Trade and Technology Review (ITTR), a periodic publication of the U.S. International Trade Commission's (USITC's) Office of Industries.

Industry Trade and Technology Review contains articles originating from research and analysis conducted by USITC staff as part of its responsibilities to provide advice and technical information on industry and trade issues. The ITTR provides analysis of important issues and insights regarding the global position of U.S. industries, the technological competitiveness of the United States, and how trade and policy developments affect U.S. business.

The ITTR is a publication of the Office of Industries. The opinions and conclusions it contains are those of the authors and are not the views of the Commission as a whole or of any individual Commissioner.

The current issue (September/October 2004) includes the following articles:

In addition, the publication includes an appendix charting key performance indicators for the steel, automobile, aluminum, flat glass, and services industries, as well as for North American trade.

Industry Trade and Technology Review (USITC Publication 3747, September/October 2004) will be posted on the USITC's Internet site at www.usitc.gov. A cumulative list of articles published in the report series is also posted. The ITTR will also be available at regional federal depository libraries in the United States. To request a printed copy of the ITTR or to be added to the mailing list, contact the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205-2104.

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