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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

April 2007

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In this issue:

Commerce Department Targets Chinese Subsidies on Coated Free-Sheet Paper
Preliminary decision to apply countervailing duty law to China signals major change in trade policy.

New Guide Explains Basics of Trade Finance
A new publication from the International Trade Administration’s Office of Finance offers small businesses and new exporters a succinct guide to the basics of export financing.

Dialogues on Standards with Major U.S. Trading Partners Help U.S. Firms
Efforts by the U.S. Department of Commerce are helping U.S. exporters to overcome technical barriers to trade in Brazil and India.

Americas Competitiveness Forum Update
Education and small business development are two of the four areas of focus at this June’s Americas Competitiveness Forum in Atlanta, Georgia.

Short Takes: News from the International Trade Administration

  • Commerce Department Takes Trade Remedy Actions on Glycine and Lemon Juice Imports
  • U.S.–India High-Technology Cooperation Group Meets
  • Trade and Investment Ties Focus of Visit to Gulf States

International Trade Calendar
Highlights of upcoming trade events.

Featured Trade Event
World Trade Week 2007


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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