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China Becomes World's 6th Largest Foreign Trader
BEIJING, May 09, 2002 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) -- China has edged one step forward to become the world's 6th largest trading nation, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) said in a press release, quoting figures issued by the World Trade Organization (WTO).

MERCOSUR PREPARES OFFENSIVE AGAINST INCREASED U.S. FARM SUBSIDIES
Buenos Aires, May 10, 2002 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Mercosur, the South American trading bloc that includes some of the world's largest grain and feed producers, is preparing an offensive against the farm subsidy increases approved by the U.S. Congress, diplomats told EFE.

WTO to Set Up Dispute Panel on U.S.-Japan Antidumping Row
GENEVA, May 08, 2002 (Kyodo via COMTEX) -- The World Trade Organization (WTO) is likely to set up a dispute settlement panel later this month to handle wrangling between Japan and the United States over anti-dumping tariffs imposed by the U.S. on Japanese surface-treated steel imports, trade sources said Wednesday.


US Senate Passes Election-Year Increase in Farm Subsidies, Sends Bill to Bush
WASHINGTON, May 08, 2002 (The Canadian Press via COMTEX) -- The Senate gave final approval Wednesday to a farm bill that will shower billions of dollars in new subsidies on political battleground states and scrap the 1996 law that was intended to make growers less dependent on the government.


EU Set to Impose 100% Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Products
BRUSSELS, May 08, 2002 (Kyodo via COMTEX) -- The European Union (EU) said Wednesday its member states have agreed to impose 100% tariffs on U.S. products worth 360 million euros (42 billion yen) possibly next month in retaliation for the U.S. imposition of hefty tariffs on steel imports from the EU, Japan and other economies.

TRADE: PRESSURE AT WTO TO ELIMINATE FISHING SUBSIDIES
GENEVA, May 7, 2002 (Inter Press Service via COMTEX) -- The World Trade Organization (WTO) is debating the subsidies industrialized countries grant to their fishing industries, a practice that developing nations and environmentalists complain distorts international markets and pushes some species towards extinction.

* Report: Singapore Beats Out Hong Kong as Best Asian Place for Business

Iraq Said to Sign Oil Deal with Syria

E. Asian Nations Vow to Accelerate Structural Reforms

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Friday, May 17, 2002
THE ADVERTISING SHOW MARKETING EXPO AND CONFERENCE
Reliant Center at Reliant Park, Houston, Texas
Internationally renowned speakers and thousands of business people in search of marketing expertise and companies that can help improve marketing efforts. Over 8,000 are expected.
New Monday, May 20, 2002
Online and Offline: Integrated Promotions to Drive Sales
The Roosevelt Hotel - New York
As consumers are adding online media to their daily routine, you need to create holistic promotion campaigns that reach them everywhere. By integrating online and offline promotions, you create a 360į experience that increases your sales and your customer loyalty. Itís not as easy as it might seem and the decisions need to be made at a strategic level. Today, the successful marketers arenít using the Internet as a separate channelóthey are integrating messages and branding into new and existing offline promotion campaigns. Join us May 20-21, 2002 at IIRís Online and Offline: Integrated Promotions to Drive Sales seminar to find out how and why companies are successful integrating their promotions.
Monday, May 20, 2002
OUTDOOR IN LATIN AMERICA 2002
The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL
$795
OLA attracts the out-of-home advertising community from all around the world and focuses on standardization, unification and outdoor advertising integration in Latin America. At this event you will see outdoor executives, end clients, ad agencies and suppliers. The conference offers on-site translations for English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Monday, May 20, 2002
CAPTURE THE GROWING COLLEGE MARKET
The Whyndam Tremont, Boston, MA
Designed to increase your knowledge of college students, and how to reach them with your messages, on and off campus, IIRís Consumer Kids is proud to present the 12th Annual Capture the Growing College Market conference. You will gain insight into how to effectively pursue college students, and turn them into loyal, lifelong customers.
Tuesday, May 21, 2002
INTERACTIVETV GLOBAL ROADSHOW
LA, CA
$695
VirtualMedia is running a series of six updated events in the summer and fall of 2002, and this will be the first. The revised agenda was compiled with the aid of an advisory panel of industry experts covers diverse topics such as t-commerce and the consumer lifecycle, interactive horizontal marketing and proof of concepts in the interactiveTV space. This time, however, with a global reach, including Asia, Japan and the far east Exclusive networking. Limited number attendance is 70 delegates. Special Early Booking Discount.
Tuesday, May 21, 2002
AIM'S DINNER & A DEAL LOS ANGELES
Lunaria Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA
Join AIM and the interactive community of California for cocktails, dinner, and an important panel discussion "Permission Marketing: Has It Lost Its Edge?" with Alexis Bonnell, Wordsuccess; Josh Rose, iDeutsch; David Karnstedt, Overture. MediaPost readers save $15 off non-member rate by entering MEDIAPOST in the referral field.
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
AIM's Dinner & A Deal San Francisco
MacArthur Park Restaurant (607 Front Street, SF)
AIMís surefire-winner D&D series comes back to the West Coast in May with more events for the LA and SF interactive communities. Come on down and meet up with AIMís staff and your colleagues for tasty dinner and even better networking opportunities! Participate in a pre-dinner panel discussion "Permission Marketing: Has It Lost Its Edge?" with Mark Evans, MarketItRight; Lyn Chitow Oakes, Respond.com; Jon Brodeur, @Once; Chris Bolte, Overture. MediaPost readers save $15 on non-member rate by entering MEDIAPOST in the referral field.
Thursday, May 23, 2002
VALUCLICK CLARITY FORUM
Hudson Hotel, NYC
This event will bring together top online advertising executives and members of the media in a casual environment to help shed some light on controversial issues in the digital marketing realm. Topics of discussion include new ways to exchange media currency, true ad effectiveness, and last but not least, are we hitting milestones in pushing the medium forward?
Wednesday, May 29, 2002
BPA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
One Great George Street Conference Center in Londo
The day is organized into five distinct "tracks". But you are free to pick and choose seminars from different tracks in order to suit your education needs: Media Buying, Advertising Sales, Circulation Management, Interactive Media, and Editorial Management.
 

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