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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with UK State Secretary for International Trade Badenoch

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Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo met with United Kingdom’s State Secretary for International Trade Kemi Badenoch to discuss ongoing collaboration to strengthen the U.S.-UK bilateral and commercial relationship. During the meeting, Secretary Raimondo congratulated Secretary Badenoch on her new appointment and highlighted timely progress regarding U.S.-UK data adequacy – the U.S.-UK Comprehensive...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Update Conference

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Thank you, Under Secretary Estevez, for that introduction, and for your leadership of the Bureau of Industry and Security. I’d also like to thank the Office of Exporter Services for putting on this conference, and the entire BIS team for the hard work they do. Welcome to the 35th Annual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy. It’s wonderful to be back in person. Much has changed since our...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to Join Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai at the U.S.-E.U. Trade and Technology Council Meeting in Paris-Saclay

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On May 15-16, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will travel to Paris, France to join Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and European Commission leaders at the U.S.-E.U. Trade and Technology Council meeting. Secretary Raimondo will meet with her European counterparts and industry leaders to discuss strengthening the transatlantic partnership...

Raimondo Announces Temporary Suspension of 232 Tariffs on Ukraine Steel

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Suspended tariffs will bolster one of Ukraine’s most important industries Today, United States Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the United States of America will be temporarily suspending 232 tariffs on Ukrainian steel for one year. Ukraine’s steel industry is uniquely important to the country’s economic strength, employing 1 in 13 Ukrainians with good-paying jobs. Some of Ukraine...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met virtually with European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager to discuss their shared objectives in preparation for the upcoming U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Ministerial taking place in France between May 15-16. In particular, the discussion centered on ongoing efforts in the five working groups that the Department of...

Testimony by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Senate Commerce Committee FY 2023 Budget Hearing

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Chair Cantwell, Ranking Member Wicker, and members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to discuss President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. The priorities funded in this Budget build upon the investments you enacted in Fiscal Year 2022, and I am grateful for your support as we look forward to accomplishing even more in Fiscal Year 2023. The...

BIS Takes Enforcement Action Against Russian Cargo Airline Operating in Violation of U.S. Export Controls

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Today, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod issued an order temporarily denying all export privileges for the Russian cargo aircraft carrier Aviastar due to ongoing violations of the comprehensive export controls imposed on Russia by the Commerce Department. Headquartered in Moscow, Aviastar provides a variety of cargo services to...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to discuss the state of the war in Ukraine, as well as U.S. efforts to support Ukraine and impose costs against Russia in response to its unlawful aggression. During their meeting, Secretary Raimondo shared an overview of the Department’s support for Ukraine. They discussed the Department’s role in the U...

Commerce Department Identifies First Belarusian and More Russian Aircraft Exported to Belarus and Russia in Apparent Violation of U.S. Export Controls

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Updated List Continues Effort to Notify Public that Providing Any Form of Service to These Aircraft is Also a Likely Violation of U.S. Law Today, the U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), publicly identified 10 additional aircraft in likely violation of U.S. export controls, including the first seven Belarusian owned/operated commercial aircraft identified...

Commerce Department Expands Restrictions on Exports to Russia and Belarus in Response to Ongoing Aggression in Ukraine

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Today, the Department of Commerce, through the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), is issuing a final rule that expands its highly restrictive controls on the export and reexport of U.S.-origin and certain foreign-produced commodities, software, and technologies to Russia and Belarus, further choking off access to inputs and products needed to sustain their military capabilities. As a result of...