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- Francisco J. Sánchez Sworn in as Under Secretary
- Growing the Economy of the Future
- Containing Corruption and Reducing the Cost of Doing Business
- Raising Export Literacy, One Community College Student at a Time
- Short Takes
- Trade Calendar
- World Trade Week 2010
Featured Trade Event
The presentation of Export Achievement Awards from the U.S. and Foreign
Commercial Service will be a part of New York’s World Trade Week celebrations. Here, in 2009, Jim Cox (left), Northeast regional director, presented an award to a representative of Berklay Cargo Services. (U.S. Department of Commerce photo)
World Trade Week 2010
Although international trade has always played an important role in the U.S. economy, its place is destined to become even more prominent now. President Barack Obama recently announced the National Export Initiative calls for doubling U.S. exports in the next five years.
World Trade Week was first observed in 1933, during another era of economic troubles when the world was just beginning to recover from the Great Depression. Then known as “National Foreign Trade Week,” this event has since expanded its reach throughout the month of May as it seeks to recognize the importance of international trade to job growth and the overall well-being of the economy.
This year, World Trade Week will be celebrated across the world with numerous events, seminars, and award ceremonies. In the United States, New York and Los Angeles are among two of the cities that will be organizing World Trade Week activities.
Activities in New York will kick off on May 17 with an awards ceremony and networking event, followed by a series of informative seminars and workshops. For more information, visit www.worldtradeweeknyc.org.
Los Angeles will observe World Trade Week on May 3–7, beginning with an awards breakfast featuring keynote speaker C. Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute of International Economics. For more information and a listing of other events in Los Angeles, visit www.worldtradeweek.com.
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