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Report on the Statistical Discrepancy of Merchandise Trade between the United States and China

In April 2004, the 15th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) established a statistical working group. Participating units from the Chinese side include the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese General Administration of Customs; the U.S. side includes the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Residential Propane Price Analysis 2008

Pursuant to the requirements of the Propane Education and Research Act of 1996 (PERA),1 the Department of Commerce analyzed changes in propane prices relative to other energy sources. The report presents the relevant price data and concludes that propane prices have exceeded the threshold established by PERA. As a result, certain activities of the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) are restricted. The Department of Commerce will conduct a new analysis 180 days after the beginning of the restrictions, as required by the Act.

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