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State Department

(Inside U.S. Trade)
July 24, 2009

U.S. sources this week expressed disappointment that a high-profile trip to India by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not yield the naming of the two specific nuclear reactor sites which India plans to allow U.S. firms to develop. Meanwhile, the text of an end-use monitoring agreement meant to facilitate defense trade with India remained secret this week due to political uproar in India, leading to some doubts that it has in fact been finalized.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
July 24, 2009

The State Department Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy subcommittee examining bilateral investment treaties (BITs) aims to make its recommendations to the full ACIEP in September, ACIEP meeting participants said July 20.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
July 24, 2009

During this week's meeting of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP), the committee unanimously approved a letter that would ask Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to clarify the application of Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations to foreign banks financing trade in U.S. agricultural and medicinal exports.

(Daily News)
July 20, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna announced today (July 20) the creation of a U.S-India Strategic Dialogue and an agreement on end-use monitoring for U.S. defense exports to India. In a last minute change, however, the accord fails to name specific nuclear sites that the Indian government will reserve for U.S. firms.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
July 17, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week gave her rationale for why the State Department must play a larger role in economic issues, particularly trade policy. She said "trade is a foreign policy tool as well as an economic one," and referred to the U.S. domestic economic recovery effort as "a pillar of our global leadership."

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