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...

Please see full newsletter below for more information.

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Topics:  China, Export Controls, Free Trade Zone, Manufacturers, Offshoring, Organic, Trade Policy

Published In: General Business Updates, International Trade Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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