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International Trade Update

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September 2007

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In this issue:

Promoting Trade Expansion with Central Asia
Both the opening of a new bridge across the Pyanj River, which connects to highway networks in Tajikistan and Afghanistan, and a conference on transportation infrastructure in the region highlight the importance of trade links in Central Asia.

Ensuring That Global Competitiveness Starts at Home
Admiral William G. Sutton, the Commerce Department’s newly confirmed assistant secretary for manufacturing and services, answers questions about the role of his office in ensuring the continued strength of U.S. industry in the world.

Creating an “Export Culture” in the United States
Testifying before the U.S. Senate, Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez detailed strategies that are helping U.S. companies expand in the global marketplace.

Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • U.S.–Africa Trade Is Focus of Conference
  • Departing Deputy Secretary Honored
  • U.S. and China Continue Exchange of Views on Steel Trade Issues

International Trade Calendar:
Highlights of upcoming trade events

Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy



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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