Trade & Manufacturing Alert - November 2013

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In This Issue:

- Government Shutdown Disrupts And Delays Various Trade Agency Functions

- China Launches Pilot Free Trade Zone In Shanghai

- "Reshoring" Gaining Momentum Among U.S. Manufacturers

- News Of Note:

..Wal-Mart Commits To Increasing American-Made Products In Its Stores

..The United States and Japan Streamline Trade In Organic Products With Equivalency Arrangement

..Arun Kumar Nominated For Director Of Commercial Service

..First Round Of Export Control Reform Takes Effect

- Excerpt from Government Shutdown Disrupts And Delays Various Trade Agency Functions:

The federal government is, thankfully, back open for business. But the sixteen day shutdown, which disrupted a broad array of U.S. trade agency functions, will continue to have ramifications for months to come as federal agencies extend deadlines and work through backlogs...

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