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[ Fact Sheet - October 27, 2008]

Gutierrez Releases Report on Impact of Litigation Environment on Attracting Foreign Investment

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 9th Annual Legal Reform Summit.

Washington (Oct. 29)—U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez today released a report on the U.S. litigation environment and trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) flows into America during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual Legal Reform Summit. “In the wake of economic challenges, it is important that America remains open and does not retreat into economic isolationism,” Gutierrez said. “Open markets and free trade make our country the number one destination for global capital, which drives innovation, exports and jobs here at home.” (Report) (Release) (Remarks)

Secretary Gutierrez Discusses Economy, Announces Launch of New Interagency Web Site in “Ask The White House” Interactive Online Forum

White House Logo and link to "Ask the White House" with Secretary Carlos M. GutierrezWashington (Oct. 24)—U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez took questions from the public concerning the current U.S. economy and announced a new interagency Web site led by the Commerce Department in an Interactive online forum, “Ask the White House.” The new Web site,, is a resource for the latest information from government agencies on America’s economic recovery for people to keep their homes, find jobs and protect their savings. (More)

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President Bush Signs H.R. 7222, the Andean Trade Preference Act Extension - October 16, 2008

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