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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

April 2006

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In this issue:

U.S.-China Trade Talks Achieve “Clear Progress”
This month, a meeting with Chinese trade officials in Washington made significant progress on key trade issues between the United States and China.


The Commerce Department’s STOP Initiative: Working to Protect Intellectual Property Rights
Pirated and counterfeit products are entering the United States at an alarming rate. Here is information about a program working to stop to it.


India: A Passage to Expanded Trade
In the wake of President George W. Bush’s recent visit to India, expanded commercial ties between India and the United States offer big opportunities for U.S. businesses.


Singapore and Chile Free Trade Agreements at the Two-Year Mark
Free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore have been in effect for two years. Here is an assessment of how successful they have been in opening new markets for U.S. goods and services.


Short Takes: News from the International Trade Administration
A new agreement with Mexico on cement; new publications on export assistance, the U.S. sugar industry, and foreign trade zones; the unveiling of the ITA’s new Web site,; and the latest numbers on the tourism industry.


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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