July 11, 2013
News Release 13-066
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

USITC RELEASES THE YEAR IN TRADE 2012

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today released The Year in Trade 2012, its annual overview of the previous year's trade-related activities.

The USITC's The Year in Trade is one of the government's most comprehensive reports of U.S. trade-related activities, covering major multilateral, regional, and bilateral developments. The publication reviews U.S. international trade laws and actions under these laws, activities of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and developments regarding U.S. free trade agreements (FTAs), FTA negotiations, and U.S. bilateral trade relations with major trading partners in 2012.

The Year in Trade 2012 includes complete listings of antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, intellectual property rights infringement, and section 301 cases undertaken by the U.S. government in 2012. In addition, the 2012 report covers:

The report also provides an overview of U.S. trade in goods and services during 2012. Statistical tables highlight U.S. bilateral trade with major trading partners and trade under U.S. trade preference programs.

The Year in Trade 2012 (USITC Publication 4416, July 2012) will be posted on the USITC's Internet site at http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/4416.pdf. The report also is expected to be available at federal depository libraries in the United States and at offices of the U.S. Information Agency abroad.

In addition, the USITC is disseminating this report, as well as previous Year in Trade reports covering the years 2009-2011, on CD-ROM. The CD-ROM may be requested by email at pubrequest@usitc.gov or by writing 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. A printed copy of The Year in Trade 2012 may be requested through the same channels.

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