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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to host virtual SelectUSA Investment Summit: June 7-11

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Cabinet members, CEOs, and global investors gather to drive business interest to America U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will host the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 7-11, to be held virtually for the first time. She will be joined by several Cabinet members, Governors, top CEOs and small business leaders seeking to attract global companies to invest in the U.S. economy and...

Spotlight on Commerce: Thomas Choi, International Program Specialist, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)

Guest blog post by Thomas Choi, International Program Specialist, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) I am humbled to write a blog post in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and to share my story, especially now, when this month is more important than ever. My name is Thomas Jungwoo Choi, and I serve as an International Program Specialist for the U.S. Department of...

Spotlight on Commerce: MiYong Kim, Operating Committee Chair, Bureau of Industry and Security

Guest blog post by MiYong Kim, Operating Committee Chair, Bureau of Industry and Security I am the Chair of the Operating Committee (OC) at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). In that role, I chair the interagency body that resolves contentious license applications related to munitions parts and components and exports of dual-use items including commodity, technology...

Joint United States – European Union Statement on Addressing Global Steel and Aluminum Excess Capacity

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United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, and European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis today announced the start of discussions to address global steel and aluminum excess capacity. During a virtual meeting last week, the leaders acknowledged the need for effective solutions that preserve our critical industries, and...

Don Graves Sworn-in As Deputy Secretary of Commerce

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Today, Don Graves was sworn-in as the Deputy Secretary of Commerce by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo following a Senate confirmation vote of 89-7. Graves was sworn-in on a copy of the 13th amendment that was signed by President Abraham Lincoln and more than 150 members of Congress, gifted to his third-great-grandfather by his friend, U.S. Senator Charles Sumner, and passed down...

Message from the 19th Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Don Graves

Hello everyone. My name is Don Graves, and I’m so excited to serve as Deputy Secretary of Commerce. I come from a long line of small business owners, including ones who ran a horse and buggy taxi service on the land where the Department of Commerce sits today, and their son who owned and operated the only African American-owned hotel in the mid to late 1800s, just a few short blocks away...

Op-Ed by Gina Raimondo and Alejandro Mayorkas: Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack is an Opportunity for Every Organization to Shore Up its Cyber Defenses

The recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline was an all too familiar story to businesses across the United States. The pipeline, which supplies fuel to some 50 million people from the Gulf Coast up through the entire East Coast, was closed last Friday as a precautionary measure after a ransomware attack. The company and the U.S. government continue to investigate the extent of the impact...

Secretary Raimondo Names New Members to United States-Brazil CEO Forum

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met virtually today with Brazilian Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes. During the call, Secretary Raimondo informed Minister Guedes of her recent appointment of three new private sector members to the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. The Secretary and Minister Guedes also discussed their mutual commitment to continue to work through the Forum...