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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

June 2006

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In this issue:

U.S.–Brazil Commercial Dialogue Launched
During a four-day visit to Brazil, Secretary of Commerce Gutierrez initiated a new Commercial Dialogue with this important Latin American trading partner.


Manufacturing Strength Starts at Home
By working to strengthen domestic competitiveness, the Department of Commerce is helping America’s manufacturers succeed in the global marketplace.


The President’s Export Council: A Vital Voice in Trade Policy
Since 1973, the President’s Export Council has been an important means of communicating the business community’s views on trade issues to the administration. Here is a look at its workings.


Short Takes: News from the International Trade Administration
Trade Mission to India scheduled for November, North American Competitiveness Council launched, Commerce Department hosts North American Steel Trade Committee meeting, and a proposal to suspend duties on emergency supplies unveiled.


International Trade in Focus
Top U.S. Trade Partners in 2005


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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