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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

February 2008

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In this issue:

A Year of “Significant Achievement” in International Trade Foreseen
Christopher A. Padilla, the new under secretary of commerce for international trade, answers questions about the global economy, free trade, and opportunities for U.S. exporters.

Clean-Energy Trade Mission Opens Opportunities in Two Important Markets
A 10-day trade mission to China and India in January gave 17 U.S. companies the opportunity to promote their products and services in those large and growing markets.

116 U.S. Cities Post Exports in Excess of $1 Billion
A new data series compiled by the International Trade Administration’s Manufacturing and Services unit shows the importance of exports to regional economies.

Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • United States and Russia Sign Agreement on Uranium Sales
  • Economic Benefits Seen in Production of Cellulosic Ethanol
  • Support for Bilateral Investment Treaties Voiced by President’s Export Council

International Trade Calendar

Featured Trade Event: Trade Winds Europe—Business Development Forum



International Trade Update is published monthly by the Office of Public Affairs of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. A subscription service is available to receive notification by e-mail when new issues are published.

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