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The Executive Briefings on Trade keep the Commission and the public current on domestic and global activities that affect U.S. trade, investment, and competitiveness. They reflect the opinions and research of individual authors and are not the views of the U.S. International Trade Commission or any of its individual Commissioners.


China's Trade & Investment in Financial Services with Africa
Wen Jin Yuan, Office of Economics
October 2014

Nigeria’s Film Industry: Nollywood Looks to Expand Globally
Erick Oh, Office of Industries
October 2014

U.S. Manufacturing Companies Are Global Leaders in Industrial Robot Consumption
Michael Stanton-Geddes and Dennis Fravel, Office of Industries
May 2014


U.S. Firms Pursue Opportunities To Supply China’s Growing Medical Device Market
Mihir Torsekar, Office of Industries
August 2013

Japan Allows Expanded Access for U.S. Beef
John Giamalva, Michael McConnell, Agriculture and Fisheries Division, Office of Industries; Informa Economics
July 2013

Infrastructure Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Driving Demand for Imports of Machinery, Equipment, and Transportation Goods
Arona Butcher, Cathy Jabara, Lin Jones
April 2013

China’s Trade And Investment Relationship With Africa
Lauren Gamache (former USITC employee), Alexander Hammer, Lin Jones
April 2013

China: A Leading Growth Market For U.S. Services Exports And Investment
George Serletis, Office of Industries
March 2013

Brazil’s Applied Tariffs Understated Its Overall Import Restrictiveness from 2001–2011
Caitlyn Carrico and Dylan Carlson
February 2013


Emerging African Economies as Growing Markets for U.S. Exports
Arona Butcher, Cathy Jabara and Lin Jones
December 2012

The Labor Productivity of U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Multinational Companies
Tamar Khachaturian
November 2012

A Baseline For U.S. Trade In Organic Agricultural Products
Katherine Baldwin
October 2012

Brazil’s Surging Foreign Investment: A Blessing or a Curse?
Justino De La Cruz, Joanne Guth, Amanda Reynolds, and Darren Sheets
October 2012

U.S. Coal Exports Increasing
Cynthia B. Foreso
October 2012

U.S. Exports of Water Filtration and Purification Equipment Show Significant Growth
Andrew David and Mihir Torsekar
September 2012

China’s Dominance as a Global Consumer and Producer of Copper
Alexander Hammer and Lin Jones
August 2012

Pelletpower – Global Trade In Wood Pellets
Alberto Goetzl
July 2012

The Share Of U.S. Imports Entering Under FTAS Remains Small From Certain FTA Partners
Joanne Guth
July 2012

China's Emerging Role as a Global Source of FDI
Alexander Hammer and Lin Jones
January 2012


The Importance of CAFTA-DR and NAFTA to the U.S. Textile Industry
Kimberlie Freund
November 2011

How do FTAs Affect the U.S. Trade Balance? A 2009-10 Update
Nick Grossman and Dylan Carlson
November 2011

U.S. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Cell and Module Trade Overview
Andrew David
June 2011

Shifts in U.S. Wind Turbine Equipment Trade in 2010
Andrew David
June 2011

U.S. agricultural imports reached a record $86 billion in 2010 making the United States the world's leading single-country importer of food products
George Serletis
June 2011

U.S. Agricultural Exports: Global Leader During 2005-10 with Continued Record Exports Projected in 2011
George Serletis
April 2011

Supplies of Critical Rare Earths to U.S. Industries are Constrained by China's Policies
Renee Berry and Mihir Torsekar
March 2011

Agriculture Policy in India: The Role of Input Subsidies
Nick Grossman and Dylan Carlson
March 2011


India's Medical Device Sector: Increasing U.S. Export Opportunities
Mihir Torsekar
June 2010


Sub-Saharan Africa Exports Dominated by the U.S. and EU Though Composition Differs Substantially
Arona Butcher, Eric Cardenas, and Cathy Jabara
August 2009

Dynamism & Diversity in U.S.-BRIC Trade
Alexander Hammer
August 2009

New Civil Aircraft Competitors on the Horizon?
Peder Anderson
April 2009

The Global Trade Contraction: How Much is 2008-09 Like 1929-33?
Michael Ferrantino
April 2009

How Do FTA’s Affect the U.S. Trade Balance?
Nick Grossman and Dylan Carlson
April 2009

Growth in Wind Turbine Manufacturing and Trade
Andrew David
March 2009

China's Growth Recession and Policy Response
Alexander Hammer
March 2009