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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 From Bean to Bar: Trends and Opportunities in Cocoa Supply Chain Transparency Executive Briefings Jul 2019 Amelia Shister
 PDF icon China's Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa Executive Briefings Jul 2019 Arona Butcher, Wen Jin “Jean” Yuan, and Ujjwall Uppuluri
 PDF icon U.S. Manufacturers among Leading Suppliers in Growing Stationary Fuel Cell Market Executive Briefings Aug 2019 Andrew David
 PDF icon U.S. Soybean Exports to China Crushed Amid Rising Trade Tensions Executive Briefings Aug 2019 Justin Choe, Alexander Hammer, and Christopher Montgomery
 PDF icon EU-China and U.S.-China Trade in Goods and Services Executive Briefings Aug 2019 John Benedetto
 PDF icon The Mysterious Divergence in China's Productivity and Innovation Patterns Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Jennifer Bernard and Alexander B. Hammer
 PDF icon U.S.-India Trade Tensions and Medical Devices Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon Title VII AD/CVD Orders: Country and Sectoral Breakdowns Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Junie Joseph
 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 Agricultural Trade with China: Dairy Import Giant Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Brad Gehrke and Lesley Ahmed
 PDF icon The Industrial Robotics Industry in China: Demand and Domestic Innovation Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Robert Casanova
 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 Industrial Robot Market Trends in the United States Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Robert Casanova
 PDF icon A Changing of the Guard? Emerging Southeast Asian Suppliers of Medical Technology Executive Briefings Oct 2019 Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon Machine Vision Systems: Industrial Applications Rise, but Trade is Hard to Track Executive Briefings Oct 2019 Fernando Gracia
 PDF icon Rosewood Protection and the U.S. Guitar Industry Executive Briefings Oct 2019 Christine Kobza
 PDF icon Death of the Zombie Steel Firms and Reduction of Steel Excess Capacity in China Executive Briefings Nov 2019 Pedro Cardenas
 PDF icon China's Recycled Wastepaper Import Policies: Part 2 Economic Effects and Implications for Associated Industries Executive Briefings Nov 2019 Sarah Scott and Robert Ireland
 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 Decline in U.S. Turbine Exports Executive Briefings Dec 2019 Andrew David
 PDF icon Global Trends in 3-D Printing Executive Briefings Dec 2019 Christine Kobza
 PDF icon Opportunities for Standardization in Additive Manufacturing Executive Briefings Dec 2019 Christine Kobza
 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 2020 Marine Fuel Regulations Set to Make Waves in Global Fuel Markets Executive Briefings Jan 2020 Diana Friedman
 PDF icon Understanding Non-Tariff Measures in Services Trade Using Firm-Level Data Executive Briefings Jan 2020 Tamar Khachaturian, Sarah Oliver, and Art Chambers
 PDF icon European Spruce Bark Beetle Infestation Affecting U.S. and EU Softwood Exports Executive Briefings Feb 2020 Kelsi Van Veen
 PDF icon The Periodic Table of USITC Investigations Executive Briefings Feb 2020 Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon Characteristics of the Integrated Circuit Industries in the U.S. and China: A Primer Executive Briefings Mar 2020 Christopher D. Watson
 PDF icon How Big Is China’s BRI-Related OFDI Spending & Where Is It Going? Executive Briefings Jul 2020 Alexander B. Hammer and Trevor Litwin
 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 Illicit Trade in Endangered Flora and Fauna Executive Briefings Aug 2020 Eric Heath
 PDF icon Carbon Border Adjustments: A Catalyst for Lower Aluminum Industry Emissions? Executive Briefings Aug 2020 Daniel Matthews
 PDF icon Geothermal Heat Pumps: Demand is Heating Up Executive Briefings Sep 2020 Dixie Downing and Fernando Gracia
 PDF icon Kenyan Automotive Industry: Historical Trends and Recent Policy Changes Executive Briefings Sep 2020 Simon Adhanom and Jeffrey Horowitz
 PDF icon Adding Travel Goods to GSP: Did BDCs Benefit? Executive Briefings Sep 2020 Ryan Kane and Marin Weaver
 PDF icon Demographic Diversity in U.S. Automotive Manufacturing Executive Briefings Sep 2020 David Coffin and Amanda Lawrence
 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 The Forgotten Middle: Manufactured Inputs for Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries Executive Briefings Feb 2021 David Coffin
 PDF icon U.S. LED Lamp (Bulb) Imports Rise Amid Lighting Transition Executive Briefings Feb 2021 Andrew David
 PDF icon U.S. Light Fixture Manufacturing in the LED Illumination Era Executive Briefings Feb 2021 Andrew David
 PDF icon Trends in U.S. Trade During the COVID-19 Economic Downturn Executive Briefings Feb 2021 Chris Montgomery and Carlos David Payan
 PDF icon China Emerges as a Major Exporter of Wind Turbine Nacelles Executive Briefings Mar 2021 Andrew David
 PDF icon Listen: How 3D Printing May Increase Trade in Hearing Aids Executive Briefings Mar 2021 Brennan Taylor and Dixie Downing
 PDF icon How Can Environmental Regulation Impact Markets and Trade Patterns? Part 1 Executive Briefings Mar 2021 Jared Farber and Dixie Downing
 PDF icon Rising Maritime Freight Shipping Costs Impacted by Covid-19 [PDF], HTML icon Interactive Graphic Executive Briefings Apr 2021 Gregory LaRocca
 PDF icon U.S. Visa Issuances in 2020: H-2A Issuances Defy the Trend Executive Briefings Apr 2021 Jennifer Baumert Powell
 PDF icon Post-Brexit Customs Requirements Hamper UK-EU Goods Trade Despite Agreement Executive Briefings Apr 2021 Brian Daigle and Joann Peterson
 PDF icon The Evolution of Global Onshore Wind Turbine Blade Production and Trade Executive Briefings May 2021 Andrew David
 PDF icon Nickel in Indonesia: A Story of Trade Restraints and Emerging Technologies (Part 1) Executive Briefings May 2021 David Guberman
 PDF icon Nickel in Indonesia: A Story of Trade Restraints and Emerging Technologies (Part 2) Executive Briefings May 2021 David Guberman