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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

May - June 2008

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In this issue:

Keeping the United States Open to Investment
In May, a series of public events—part of the first-ever Invest in America Week—highlighted the important role that foreign direct investment plays in the U.S. economy.

Chinese Health Care Market Is Focus of U.S. Trade Mission
At a time when China is about to undertake major reforms to its health care system, 15 U.S. companies spent three days in Beijing this past April to meet with senior officials and to explore commercial opportunities.

Importance of Services Negotiations, Help for Small Exporters Emphasized in Policy Recommendations
At a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., the President’s Export Council made a series of four recommendations on U.S. export policy: multilateral negotiations on services exports, government help for small businesses, import safety, and immigration reform.


Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • Getting the Details on the World Market for Used Medical Devices
  • Online Ticker Marks $1 Billion in Tariffs Paid on U.S. Exports to Colombia
  • New Edition of Guide to Export Financing Available

International Trade Calendar

Featured Trade Event: Clean Energy and Environment Trade Mission



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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