COUNTRY REPORTS ON ECONOMIC POLICY AND TRADE PRACTICES
The Department of State is submitting to the Congress its Country Reports on Economic Policy and Trade Practices in compliance with Section 2202 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988. As the legislation requires, we have prepared detailed reports on the economic policy and trade practices of countries with which the United States has significant economic or trade relationships. The Department of State's 13th annual report includes reports on 76 countries, customs territories and customs unions.
Each country report contains ten sections.
-- laws and practices with respect to internationally recognized worker rights, and
-- conditions of worker rights in goods-producing sectors where U.S. capital is invested.
U.S. Embassies supplied the country report data, which is analyzed and reviewed by the Department of State in consultation with other U.S. Government agencies. The reports are intended to serve as general guides to economic conditions in specific countries. We have worked to standardize the reports, but there are unavoidable differences reflecting large variations in data availability. In some cases, access to reliable data is limited, particularly in countries making transitions to market economies. Nonetheless, each report incorporates the best information currently available.
E. ANTHONY WAYNE
Assistant Secretary of State
for Economic and Business Affairs