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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

December 2009

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In this issue:

Policy Challenges and Commercial Opportunities Beckon in East Asia
A series of recent events this fall—including visits to China, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea by President Obama and meetings of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum—underscore the importance of trade with East Asia to U.S. companies.

Flying on Algae: Innovative Technologies Are Driving U.S. Growth in the Clean-Technology Sector
This month’s climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, is just one more sign of the increasing global awareness of the need to develop and use more energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive technologies. According to the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service’s Stephan Crawford, U.S. companies enjoy many advantages that can help them in their efforts to sell such technologies to the world market.

Online Videos Offer Businesses the Basics of Exporting
A new series of 12 online videos offer exporters another tool in learning about the technical aspects of exporting and dealing with the intricacies of trade rules and paperwork.

Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • 21 Companies and Organizations Honored for Their Export Achievements

  • India and the United States Sign Investment Promotion Memorandum

  • Industry Trade Advisory Committees Recruiting New Members

International Trade Calendar

Market of the Month: Executive-Led Trade Mission to Senegal and South Africa


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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