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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

November 2006

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In this issue:

Commerce Department Implements U.S.–Canada Lumber Accord
Following the signature in September of an accord between the United States and Canada that settles a trade dispute over softwood lumber, and its entry into force on October 12, 2006, the Commerce Department has taken steps to implement the agreement.


Keeping Trade Fairs “Fair”
As part of its ongoing efforts to protect intellectual property of U.S. rights holders, the Department of Commerce is now requiring that trade events supported by the department take measures to help protect the intellectual property rights of participating companies.


Two Iraqis Receive Gold Medal Award for Work with the Commercial Service
Heroic work by two Iraqi nationals to establish the Commercial Service’s Baghdad post is recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.


Short Takes: News from the International Trade Administration

  • Weekly Updates on Trade Barriers Available by E-mail
  • President’s Export Council Approves Letter on APEC Issues
  • Significant Future Growth Seen in U.S. Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Dialogues with China Focus on Steel and Information Technology
  • Report Details Strategies for International Property Enforcement and Protection

International Trade Calendar
Highlights of upcoming trade events.


International Trade Update is published monthly by the Office of Public Affairs of 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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