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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the President's E Awards Ceremony

Good morning, everyone, and congratulations to our winners! The E and E Star Awards are the highest honors U.S. exporters and export service providers can receive from the U.S. government. They are a testament to your hard work exporting your products and services to the global market − and your remarkable resilience during an unprecedented global pandemic. You represent the opportunities that we...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Presents 2023 Presidential Awards for Export Achievements

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24 U.S. companies and organizations to receive nation’s top export honors Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo presented the 2023 President’s “E” and “E Star” Awards to 24 companies and organizations that made significant contributions over the past four years to expand U.S. business in international markets. This year’s winners of the nation’s top honors for excellence in exporting are...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $2.6 Billion Framework Through Investing in America Agenda to Protect Coastal Communities and Restore Marine Resources

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NOAA releases plans to build climate resilience and support coastal communities, including ocean and Great Lakes coasts, with Inflation Reduction Act funds Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce unveiled a $2.6 billion framework to invest in coastal climate resilience through President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act. As part of the President’s Investing in America Agenda, this initiative will...

Secretary Raimondo Celebrates LGBTQI+ Pride

Today I had the opportunity to join our colleagues in raising the Pride flag as we celebrate the official start of Pride month. Pride Month is an opportunity to reflect on the incredible strength, perseverance, and progress of the LGBTQI+ community. It’s also our chance to honor the struggles of those who worked for decades to pave the way for the generations that followed them – brave individuals...

Secretary Raimondo Announces Presidential Proclamation Extending Temporary Suspension of 232 Tariffs on Ukraine Steel

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the United States will extend by one year the temporary suspension of tariffs on Ukrainian steel under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. “Over the last year, the United States has provided a much-needed market for the steel that Ukraine is able to export. In doing so, Americans are directly supporting the people of...

U.S.-EU Joint Statement of the Trade and Technology Council

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I. Introduction The fourth Ministerial meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (“TTC”) took place in Luleå, Sweden, on 31 May 2023. It was co-chaired by European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and United...

Substantial Conclusion of Negotiations on Landmark IPEF Supply Chain Agreement

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The proposed IPEF Supply Chain Agreement would make our supply chains more resilient and competitive, and would establish a framework for lasting cooperation on issues like workforce development, supply chain monitoring, investment promotion, and crisis response. Completing negotiations on the IPEF Supply Chain Agreement is a major achievement in support of the President’s Indo-Pacific Strategy...