August 4, 2008
News Release 08-075
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today released The Year in Trade 2007, its annual overview of the previous year's trade-related activities.

The ITC'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 provides a practical review of U.S. international trade laws and actions in 2007, a summary of the operation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and an overview of U.S. free trade agreements and negotiations and of U.S. bilateral trade relations with major trading partners.

The Year in Trade 2007 includes complete listings of antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, intellectual property rights infringement, and section 301 cases undertaken by the U.S. government in 2007. In addition, the 2007 report covers:

Statistical tables highlight U.S. bilateral trade with major trading partners and trade under U.S. trade preference programs. In addition, data on U.S. private services trade are included in this edition of the report.

The Year in Trade 2007 (USITC Publication 4026, July 2008) will be posted on the ITC's Internet site at /publications/332/pub4026.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 ITC is disseminating this report, as well as previous Year in Trade reports covering the years 2001-2007, on CD-ROM.

The report may be requested by emailing, calling 202-205-2000, or contacting 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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