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Staff Publications and Research Papers

The staff research publications help keep the Commission and the public current on domestic and global activities that affect U.S. trade, investment, and competitiveness conditions. This research is typically conducted by staff in the Office of Economics and Office of Industries, and is published in three different formats. For further information about the differences between the publications, please visit Publications Type information.

Note that staff research publications reflect the work of individual authors and are not the views of the U.S. International Trade Commission or any of its individual Commissioners.

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Title Document Type Date Author
 PDF icon U.S. LED Lamp (Bulb) Imports Rise Amid Lighting Transition Executive Briefings Feb 2021 Andrew David
 PDF icon ‘Made in China 2025’ Attempts to Re-Stimulate Domestic Innovation Executive Briefings Sep 2017 Alexander B. Hammer
 PDF icon One Year into COVID-19: The Changing Story on Surgical and Isolation Gowns Executive Briefings May 2021 Mahnaz Khan
 PDF icon Illicit Trade in Endangered Flora and Fauna Executive Briefings Aug 2020 Eric Heath
 PDF icon The Potential Impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom’s GDP Executive Briefings May 2017 Joanne Guth and Meryem Demirkaya
 PDF icon International Trade in Wood Pellets: Current Trends and Future Prospects Executive Briefings Sep 2018 Robert Ireland
 PDF icon China's Trade and Investment in Financial Services with Africa Executive Briefings Oct 2014 Wen Jin Yuan
 PDF icon Agricultural Trade with China: The Opening of Beef Trade Executive Briefings Jun 2018 John Giamalva
 PDF icon The Share Of U.S. Imports Entering Under FTAS Remains Small From Certain FTA Partners Executive Briefings Jul 2012 Joanne Guth
 PDF icon Disruptions to Global Supply Chains Due to the War in Ukraine Executive Briefings Jun 2022 Samantha DeCarlo, Samuel Goodman, Kelsi Van Veen, and Marin Weaver
 PDF icon Trends In Manufacturing Employment In The Largest Industrialized Economies During 1998-2014 Executive Briefings Apr 2018 John Benedetto
 PDF icon Let Them Eat (Yellow) Cake: Is Uranium Rebounding? Executive Briefings Dec 2021 Samantha DeCarlo and Brian Daigle
 PDF icon One Year Later: Trade and Production Developments for N95 Respirators Executive Briefings Aug 2021 Katherine Stubblefield
 PDF icon Bracing for a Softwood Lumber Supply Shock Executive Briefings Sep 2022 Sarah Scott
 PDF icon China’s Dominance as a Global Consumer and Producer of Copper Executive Briefings Aug 2012 Alexander Hammer, Lin Jones
 PDF icon E-Scooters: Transportation Fad or Micro-Mobility Solution? Executive Briefings Mar 2019 Amanda Lawrence
 PDF icon How Do FTA’s Affect the U.S. Trade Balance? Executive Briefings Apr 2009 Nick Grossman, Dylan Carlson
 PDF icon Nigeria’s Film Industry: Nollywood Looks to Expand Globally Executive Briefings Oct 2014 Erick Oh
 PDF icon The Size and Composition of U.S. Manufacturing Offshoring to China Executive Briefings Jun 2017 Alexander B. Hammer
 PDF icon China’s Move Up the Value Chain Through More Complex Intermediate Exports Executive Briefings Nov 2019 Lin Jones, Meryem Demirkaya, and Erika Bethmann
 PDF icon Global Value Chains: Explaining U.S. Bilateral Trade Deficits in Semiconductors Executive Briefings Mar 2018 John VerWey
 PDF icon One Year In: GDPR Fines and Investigations against U.S.-Based Firms Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Brian Daigle and Mahnaz Khan
 PDF icon Supplies of Critical Rare Earths to U.S. Industries are Constrained by China's Policies Executive Briefings Mar 2011 Renee Berry, Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon Autonomous Mobile Robots for Warehouses: Rising U.S. Production and Competition Executive Briefings Aug 2020 Robert Casanova, Fernando Gracia, and Andrew David
 PDF icon Antimony: A Critical Material You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Executive Briefings Oct 2021 Brian Daigle and Samantha DeCarlo
 PDF icon The Mysterious Divergence in China's Productivity and Innovation Patterns Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Jennifer Bernard and Alexander B. Hammer
 New Civil Aircraft Competitors on the Horizon? Executive Briefings Apr 2009 Peder Anderson
 PDF icon 2020 Marine Fuel Regulations Set to Make Waves in Global Fuel Markets Executive Briefings Jan 2020 Diana Friedman
 PDF icon Does China Still Have a Debt Problem? Executive Briefings Sep 2018 Alexander Hammer and Nabil Abbyad
 PDF icon Opportunities for Standardization in Additive Manufacturing Executive Briefings Dec 2019 Christine Kobza
 PDF icon The Periodic Table of USITC Investigations Executive Briefings Feb 2020 Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon Deadly High-purity Fentanyl from China is Entering the U.S. through E-commerce Channels Executive Briefings Sep 2019 George Serletis
 PDF icon U.S. Agricultural Exports: Global Leader During 2005-10 with Continued Record Exports Projected in 2011 Executive Briefings Apr 2011 George Serletis
 PDF icon Could 3-D Printing Change Global Trade? The Potential Effects of 3-D Printing on Global Supply Chains Executive Briefings Dec 2019 Christine Kobza
 PDF icon U.S. Manufacturing Companies Are Global Leaders in Industrial Robot Consumption Executive Briefings May 2014 Michael Stanton-Geddes and Dennis Fravel
 PDF icon Rwanda “Leans In” to Information Services To Achieve Development Goals and Spur Competitiveness Executive Briefings Dec 2014 Cathy Jabara
 PDF icon U.S.-India Trade Tensions and Medical Devices Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon Australia and New Zealand’s New Privacy Laws and Enforcement Measures in an Era of Digital Growth Executive Briefings Jun 2021 Brian Daigle, Mahnaz Khan
 PDF icon Rising Maritime Freight Shipping Costs Impacted by Covid-19 [PDF], HTML icon Interactive Graphic Executive Briefings Apr 2021 Gregory LaRocca
 PDF icon The Rise of Foreign Aerospace Suppliers in Mexico Executive Briefings Apr 2013 David Coffin
 PDF icon Why Have U.S. Firms Offshored to China? Executive Briefings Jun 2017 Alexander B. Hammer
 PDF icon Demographic Makeup of SMEs in the United States and United Kingdom Executive Briefings Jul 2021 Dixie Downing and Fernando Gracia
 PDF icon Machine Vision Systems: Industrial Applications Rise, but Trade is Hard to Track Executive Briefings Oct 2019 Fernando Gracia
 PDF icon Emerging African Economies as Growing Markets for U.S. Exports Executive Briefings Dec 2012 Arona Butcher, Cathy Jabara, Lin Jones
 PDF icon What's Causing U.S. Semiconductor Equipment Production and Exports to Grow? Executive Briefings Jan 2019 John VerWey
 PDF icon U.S. Firms Pursue Opportunities To Supply China’s Growing Medical Device Market Executive Briefings Aug 2013 Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon The Industrial Robotics Industry in China: Demand and Domestic Innovation Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Robert Casanova
 PDF icon Brazil’s Applied Tariffs Understated Its Overall Import Restrictiveness from 2001–2011 Executive Briefings Feb 2013 Caitlyn Carrico, Dylan Carlson
 PDF icon Rare Earth Elements Supply Chains, Part 1: An Update on Global Production and Trade Executive Briefings Dec 2020 Kelsi Van Veen and Alex Melton
 PDF icon U.S.-Korea FTA: What is Driving U.S. Textile and Apparel Trade Imbalances? Executive Briefings Oct 2018 Mahnaz Khan