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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

September-October 2008

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In this issue:

Improving Competitiveness through Innovation and Cooperation
Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez welcomed more than 900 participants, including the presidents of Colombia, Guatemala, and El Salvador, to the Americas Competitiveness Forum 2008, which highlighted innovative methods for achieving economic competitiveness throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Expanding U.S. Exports Focus of New Commerce Guide
The latest version of A Basic Guide to Exporting includes updated information on identifying new markets and selecting the best finance options, as well as other tips to help businesses take greater advantage of the current boom in U.S. exports.

Sustainable Manufacturing Minimizes Environmental Impact While Improving Bottom Line
Department of Commerce leads Sustainable Manufacturing American Regional Tours to promote benefits for the environment and business.

Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • Mongolia Trade Mission Promotes Untapped Opportunities

  • Innovation and Growth of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Focus of Peru Gathering

  • President Bush Receives Final Report from Export Council

International Trade Calendar

Featured Trade Event: Investment and Trade Opportunities in Republic of Georgia Touted at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Forum



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