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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

September 2006

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In this issue:

Broadening the U.S. Export Base
In an era of falling barriers to international trade, federal policies and programs to encourage exporting will be required to engage non-exporters and infrequent exporters in the global economy, says the newly released 2006 National Exporting Strategy.


Coal and Coal Technology Exports Promoted by Commerce Department Team
With increasing global demand for energy and growing U.S. coal exports, the Department of Commerce’s Coal Team is ready to help exporters.


On the Learning Curve: How U.S. Businesses Are Preparing for Doing Business in India
Seminars, Webinars, and a trade mission are some of the tools that the Department of Commerce is using to help U.S. businesses learn about—and exploit—export opportunities in India.


Short Takes: News from the International Trade Administration
Afghan rug delegation visits four U.S. cities, Cuba transition policy outlined in two documents, Secretary Gutierrez to lead trade mission to China, President’s Export Council approves three recommendations to President Bush, and trade provisions included in new pension law


International Trade Calendar
Highlights of upcoming trade events.


International Trade Update is published monthly by the Office of Public Affairs of 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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