issue as

issue (something) as (something)

To release something to the public as some particular thing or in a certain format. The band had so much material that they ended up issuing it as a double-album.
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issue something as something

to release or send out something as something. They issued this month's magazine as a special double issue. The publisher issued this month's magazine as the very last one.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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DB: I try to resolve the issue as early as possible.
An issues analyst at the Bank of America had actually identified this as a potentially important issue as early as 1977, allowing the bank to have some influence on the form of the regulatory action taken.
It does not automatically identify an issue as "significant" to an organization.