The 2001 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers
(NTE) is the sixteenth in an annual series that surveys significant foreign barriers to U.S.
exports. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is required by federal law to submit to the President, the Senate
Finance Committee, and appropriate committees in the House of Representatives an annual report on
significant foreign trade barriers. The report provides, where feasible, quantitative estimates of the
impact of these foreign practices on the value of U.S. exports. Information is also included on actions
being taken to eliminate any act, policy, or practice identified in the report.