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International Trade Update

International Trade Update Masthead

July/August 2007

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In this issue:

The United States Must “Lead Internationally” in Trade
In releasing the 2007 National Export Strategy, Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez urges bipartisan consensus on trade policy.

Lavin Departure Marks Two Years of Accomplishments
In his farewell remarks on July 13, 2007, Franklin L. Lavin, the departing under secretary of commerce for international trade, recounted a record of accomplishments at the International Trade Administration during the past two years.

Promoting Transparency in Transitional Economies
Visiting Hungary in late June, Deputy Secretary of Commerce David A. Sampson talked about the benefits of transparency in a country still making the transition to a market economy.

Short Takes—News from the International Trade Administration:

  • Business Development Mission to Vietnam Set for November
  • Trade, Open Skies Agreements Signal Greater U.S.–Georgia Cooperation
  • Agreement with Japan Will Benefit U.S. Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturers

International Trade Calendar:
Highlights of upcoming trade events

Featured Trade Event: Healthcare Trade Mission to Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt


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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