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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

February-March 2010

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In this issue:

National Export Initiative Looks to Increase Exports and Create Jobs
In his State of the Union address on January 27, President Obama called for the United States to double its exports in the next five years. The federal government’s lead export promotion agency, the International Trade Administration, is ready to meet this challenge.

Doing Business with Turkey, a Long-Time Ally with Feet in Two Continents
Turkey is experiencing economic growth that is manifesting itself both by strong demand for investment by business and by growth in personal consumption. The Department of Commerce’s senior commercial officer in Turkey talks about how U.S. companies can tap into this market.

Trade Missions to Focus on Clean Energy
This May, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will lead clean energy business development missions to China and Indonesia. Companies wishing to participate have until March 12 to apply.

Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • ITA Joins in Haiti Relief Efforts
  • U.S. Tourism Numbers, International Arrivals, Showed Slight Increases in Late 2009
  • New Assistant Secretaries for Two ITA Units Confirmed by Senate
  • Trade Mission to Libya Looks to Open New Opportunities for U.S. Firms

International Trade Calendar

Featured Trade Event: Executive-Led Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and Qatar


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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