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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

January 2008

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In this issue:

Talks with China Bring Progress on Trade Issues
Opportunities were opened for U.S. exporters in key industries and several agreements were signed during the 18th meeting of the U.S.–China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade in Beijing on December 11, 2007.

Facilitating Business Travel Crucial to U.S. Investment
A paper recently published by the Department of Commerce’s Invest in America initiative shows how U.S. policy on visas and travel mobility in general affects the ability to attract foreign direct investment to the United States.

U.S. Tourism Industry Enjoyed Record Summer Season
The number of visitors to the United States and the amount of money they spent grew significantly during the 2007 summer season.

Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • United States and China Hold Joint Innovation Conference in Beijing
  • Import Safety Group Urges Continued Action on Counterfeits and Intellectual Property Rights Infringement
  • Report Examines Export Potential of U.S. Coal Technology
  • Peru Free Trade Agreement Signed
  • New Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

International Trade Calendar

Featured Trade Event: Afghan Inspirations: Rug Renaissance, Coveted Traditions



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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