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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...

Press Statement on the Substantial Conclusion of IPEF Supply Chain Agreement Negotiations

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Today, the 14 partners of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) –Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United States, and Viet Nam – announced the substantial conclusion of the negotiations of a first-of-its-kind international IPEF Supply Chain Agreement at the IPEF...

Press Statement for the Trade Pillar, Clean Economy Pillar, and Fair Economy Pillar

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Recalling the successful launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) in May 2022, today, the IPEF partners met in Detroit, Michigan for a ministerial meeting. The IPEF partners released summaries of the ministerial meeting for Pillars I, III, and IV as provided below. Pillar I (Trade) The United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea...

Joint Statement – Second Annual Australia-U.S. Strategic Commercial Dialogue

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Minister for Trade and Tourism, Senator the Honourable Don Farrell and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met on May 26, 2023, in Detroit, Michigan, for the second annual ministerial meeting of the Australia-U.S. Strategic Commercial Dialogue (SCD). Both reinforced the value of the Dialogue as a key bilateral mechanism to advance shared geoeconomic and commercial interests across the nexus of...