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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

January 2010

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In this issue:

Advisory Committees Provide U.S. Exporters with a Voice in the Trade Policy Process
The federal government and U.S. business community are looking to reinvigorate U.S. exports in 2010. They have an opportunity to reap mutual benefits by sharing their knowledge of trade policy and industry needs through Industry Trade Advisory Committees.

Learning to Partner: How U.S. Companies Can Succeed in Saudi Arabia
The United States has enjoyed a mutually beneficial commercial relationship with Saudi Arabia for many years. But the U.S. share of the Saudi market has been shrinking for the past decade. Amer Kayani, a senior commercial officer in the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, talks about some of the strategies that U.S. firms can use to succeed in this market.

Fact-Finding Mission Looks at Ways to Facilitate U.S.–Peru Trade
This past November, a delegation from Peru visited Florida and was shown how identifying best practices in customs procedures and supply-chain logistics can facilitate bilateral trade.

Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • Foreign-Trade Zones Record Increase in Shipments

  • Enforce Trade Rules, Reduce Energy Imports, Says Manufacturing Council

International Trade Calendar

Market of the Month: Trade Winds Forum—The Americas


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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