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Senior Officials for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Meet in Singapore

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The United States and the 13 other Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) partner countries met on July 13-14 in Singapore for the first meeting of IPEF Senior Officials and experts for each of the four IPEF pillars. The meeting included participation from all 13 IPEF partners: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Celebrates American Innovation at the 61st President’s “E” and “E Star” Award Ceremony

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo hosted the 61st President’s “E” and “E Star” Awards ceremony at the Herbert C. Hoover Building, where she presented 19 U.S. companies and organizations with the President’s “E” or “E Star” Award. The “E” and “E Star” awards are the highest recognition a U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Of...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with EC Director General for Trade Sabine Weyand

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Yesterday, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves met with the European Commission Director General for Trade, Sabine Weyand. The meeting served as a continuation of ongoing discussions between the Commerce Department and the Director General regarding multilateral export controls against Russia. During the meeting, Deputy Secretary Graves reiterated the importance of working with our allies on...

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

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Thank you, Dale, for that introduction, and for your outstanding work at the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service. It’s wonderful to be here with all of you − in person − to celebrate your contributions to America’s export growth. Congratulations to the 2022 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...

All 50 States, U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia Join Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All Initiative

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that all states and territories have confirmed their participation in the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative announced in May. The Administration engaged in a comprehensive outreach and technical assistance campaign to ensure no state or territory was left...

Commerce Secretary Raimondo and Defense Secretary Austin Stress National Security Imperative to Pass Domestic Semiconductor Manufacturing Bill in Letter to Congress

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III released the following letter to congressional leadership on the national security imperative to pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act before the end of the month. A copy of the letter can be read below or viewed here. Dear Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McCarthy, and...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at Virtual Relaunch of the Commerce Department’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

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Hello, everyone. Thank you for joining us for the virtual relaunch of the Commerce Department’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. At the Commerce Department, we have one overarching goal: to improve America’s competitiveness so that our workers and companies can succeed in the global economy. Today’s gathering is meant to further that goal by fostering impactful partnerships...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) Meeting

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Welcome to the first meeting of the newly reestablished National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). I’d like to thank our co-chairs: Assistant Secretary Castillo, Director Panchanathan, Steve Case, and Kristina Johnson. And I want to thank all of you – our members – for your commitment to serve. Your expertise, and more importantly, your work on this Council will help us...