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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

July 2009

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In this issue:

Expanding Trading Partnerships in the Western Hemisphere
A two-day event in Los Angeles allowed southern California companies to learn about new export opportunities and ways to use Department of Commerce resources to penetrate new markets in the Western Hemisphere.

The Take on Tripoli
Diane Jones, senior commercial officer in Tripoli, Libya, talks about what export opportunities are available in that country, how U.S. firms can build on past good will toward the United States, and how driving in Tripoli is like a game of Frogger.

Shanghai Expo Set to Open in May 2010
From May to October 2010, Shanghai will be hosting Shanghai Expo 2010, China’s first-ever World’s Fair. The U.S. pavilion will allow U.S. companies to show their products to a large market in East Asia.

Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • Promoting Opportunities for U.S. Firms in Mongolia’s Mining and Energy Sectors
  • Travel and Tourism Board Identifies Critical Issues
  • Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Enforcement Addressed in Georgia Talks
  • Recent Posts to the ITA Blog

International Trade Calendar

Featured Trade Event: Bright Green, Copenhagen, Denmark


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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