The National Export Council has an initiative with the US Department of Commerce Market Access and Compliance Division and is now conducting a survey on barriers. If your company exports, please take a moment to complete this survey on the impact of foreign non-tariff barriers.
The competitiveness of U.S. exporters are negatively impacted by these barriers Your answers to this survey will be of great assistance to DECs in fulfilling the mission to contribute to America's international competitiveness.
Businesses Feel the Pinch as China Tightens Lending
While many businesses in the United States struggle to stay afloat and workers collect unemployment checks, China has the opposite problem: an economy, pumped up by expansive lending by state-controlled banks, which is growing too fast to keep inflation and speculation in check. New York Times, November 8, 2011
Per the US Chamber - In November 2011, the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Business Travel Card Act (S. 1487) bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent and the House and will become law with the President's signature. S. 1487 supports expanded business travel and trade with the Asia-Pacific region and would allow business leaders from the United States and senior government officials who are actively engaged in APEC business to receive APEC Business Travel Cards (ABTCs) that would expedite their international travel within the 21 APEC member countries.
A delegation from Sinaloa, Mexico met with Susanne Stirling at the CalChamber offices in Sacramento. With an opportunity to explore economic alliances between California and Sinaloa, Mexico, the meeting was to discuss the possibility of a trade mission from Sinaloa to California in 2012. November 7, 2011
California STEP The California State Trade and Export Promotion (California STEP) project combines a network of state, federal, private and non-profit trade promotion organizations in California to facilitate export promotion activities, serving targeted industries, to drive exports for small businesses.
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