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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

June 2009

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In this issue:

Facilitating Trade and Economic Engagement in the Pacific Rim
The Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation forum works to liberalize trade and to promote economic cooperation among its 21 member economies. As it prepares for its annual Leaders’ Summit in Singapore in November, its efforts are helping members face new economic challenges.

Questions for Our Man in Peru
U.S. exporters have new opportunities in Peru since the U.S.–Peru trade promotion agreement went into effect. John Simmons, the Department of Commerce’s senior commercial officer in Lima, offers some details on accessing this market.

Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • 80 U.S. Companies Explore European Business Opportunities at Warsaw Event
  • Task Force Secures Extension to European Union Metric Labeling Exemption for U.S. Firms
  • ITA Blog Launched

International Trade Calendar

Featured Trade Event: Executive Trade Mission to Algeria and Libya


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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