Helping U.S. businesses by
Browse by organization

International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

November 2009

(Download complete issue in PDF format.)

In this issue:

Continued Commitment to Inter-American Competitiveness Pledged at Santiago Forum
For three days in September, leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere met in Santiago, Chile, for the third annual Americas Competitiveness Forum. The leaders explored new ideas and exchanged best practices in hopes of increasing prosperity among the region’s economies.

Portugalís Connections to the Wider World Explained
Dillon Banerjee, senior commercial officer in Lisbon, tells how the country—the home of port wine and the soulful sounds of fado music—can be a doorway for U.S. exporters looking to enter not just the European market, but also the market of Portuguese-speaking countries worldwide.

A Newly Revised Guide Helps U.S. Businesses Meet the Challenges of Exporting
First published in the early 1990s, a completely updated edition of the Export Programs Guide has just been issued. This detailed guide gives exporters a wealth of information on more than 100 federal programs that offer counseling and assistance to current exporters and businesses looking to expand overseas.

Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • New Business Assistance Center Opens in Michigan

  • Five Groups Awarded $1.5 Million to Enhance U.S. Competitiveness

  • Iraq Investment Conference Draws Many to Washington, D.C.

International Trade Calendar

Featured Trade Event: Across the Divide: Successfully Navigating Safe Harbor


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.

Material in this newsletter may be reproduced unless otherwise noted. When reprinting, please credit the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.