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Report Highlights Accomplishments in Reducing Foreign Trade Barriers to American Exports

March 31, 2020

Washington, DC – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today issued the 2020 National Trade Estimate (NTE), an annual report detailing foreign trade barriers faced by U.S. exporters of goods and services and USTR’s efforts to reduce those barriers.

“Under President Trump’s leadership, the Administration is working constantly to help strengthen our economy by reducing and eliminating foreign barriers to American exports,” said Ambassador Robert Lighthizer.  “As this report shows, we continue to win significant trade victories for our workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses, both large and small.”

To read the 2020 National Trade Estimate, click here.


The NTE is the U.S. government’s major annual report on the barriers to trade and investment that American exporters and their workers encounter around the world.  USTR submits the report to the President and Congress by March 31 of each year.  In preparing the NTE, USTR works closely with other U.S. government agencies and embassies.

Fact Sheets:

For a fact sheet on the major developments in the 2020 NTE, click here.

For a fact sheet on agricultural measures highlighted in the 2020 NTE, click here.

For a fact sheet on digital trade issues highlighted in the 2020 NTE, click here.