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Report · March 2001

California’s Vested Interest in U.S. Trade Liberalization Initiatives

Jon D. Haveman

This report analyzes California’s export markets, answering the following questions:  To whom are goods shipped?  What sorts of goods are exported?  How significant are the barriers that California exports face in other countries?  It also evaluates the effect of recent and pending trade agreements on the ability of California exports to penetrate particular foreign markets and assesses the extent to which recent and future trade initiatives disproportionately benefit or harm the California export economy.