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The U.S. International Trade Commission announces the release of
The Year in Trade 2012

USITC Publication 4416


An outstanding resource for anyone working in or covering the field of international trade, 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), U.S. free trade agreements and negotiations, and U.S. bilateral trade relations with major trading partners.

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 operation of U.S. trade preference programs, including the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences, the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Andean Trade Preference Act, and the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act, including initiatives for Haiti.

  • significant activities in the WTO, including dispute settlement decisions and Russia's WTO accession; the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum;

  • overviews of the entry into force of U.S. free trade agreements with Colombia, Korea, and Panama;

  • developments regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement, other U.S. FTAs, and the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement; and

  • bilateral trade issues with major U.S. trading partners-the European Union, Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Taiwan, India, and Russia.

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.

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