The 2002 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers
(NTE) is the seventeenth in an annual series that surveys significant foreign barriers to U.S.
exports. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is required 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.