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USTR Releases 2019 National Trade Estimate Report

March 29, 2019

Report Underscores Importance of the Administration’s Fair and Reciprocal Trade Policy for U.S. Exporters

Washington, DC – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today released the 2019 National Trade Estimate (NTE), an annual report on the status of foreign trade and investment barriers to American exports around the world.

The findings of the 2019 NTE underscore the President’s 2019 Trade Policy Agenda priority for aggressively enforcing U.S. trade law and defending U.S. trade interests around the world. 

To view the 2019 National Trade Estimate, click here.


The NTE is the U.S. government’s major annual report on the barriers to trade, investment, and services that American exporters and other businesses and their workers encounter around the world. The report is required to be published each year by March 31 and is submitted to the President and Congress.  The USTR works closely with other government agencies and U.S. embassies to prepare the NTE.

Fact Sheets:

For a fact sheet on the major developments in the 2019 NTE, click here.

For a fact sheet on reducing technical barriers to trade highlighted in the 2019 NTE, click here.

For a fact sheet on successes in sanitary and phytosanitary (agricultural) standards highlighted in the 2019 NTE, click here.

For a fact sheet on digital trade issues highlighted in the 2019 NTE, click here.