February 3, 2006
News Release 06-007
Inv. No. TA-2104-19
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

ITC RELEASES REPORT CONCERNING THE IMPACT OF THE U.S.-OMAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today released its report assessing the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) that the President has entered into with Oman.

The ITC's report provides a clear, concise assessment of the likely impact of the FTA on the U.S. economy and on specific industry sectors and consumers. The publication, U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement: Potential Economywide and Selected Sectoral Effects, offers a comprehensive, easy-to-use resource on the economic impact of the new agreement.

The Trade Act of 2002 requires the ITC to prepare a report that assesses the likely impact of proposed FTAs on the U.S. economy as a whole and on specific industry sectors and the interests of U.S. consumers. In preparing its assessment, the ITC also is required to review available economic assessments regarding the agreement in question, including literature regarding any substantially equivalent proposed agreement.

U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement: Potential Economywide and Selected Sectoral Effects (Investigation No. TA-2104-19, USITC publication 3837, February 2006) will be posted in the Publications section of the ITC Internet site at www.usitc.gov. CD-ROM and printed copies 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.

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