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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

February 2009

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In this issue:

International Buyer Program Brings Overseas Customers to Domestic Trade Shows
The program recruits more than 125,000 foreign buyers, sales representatives, and business partners to attend events that enhance international marketing opportunities in tough economic times.

Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Revitalization Can help Stabilize Iraq
The successful reduction of violence in Iraq has led to increased investment and opportunities for economic growth.

Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • ITA’s Coaching Program Garners Award

  • Report Highlights Efforts to Curb Foreign Manufacturing Subsidies

  • International Visitors up 8 Percent through Third Quarter of 2008

International Trade Calendar

Market of the Month: United Arab Emirates



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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