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U.S. Statement on Working with Japan to Address Global Steel and Aluminum Excess Capacity

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today announced the start of consultations with Japan to address global steel and aluminum excess capacity, take effective measures to ensure the long-term viability of our steel and aluminum industries, and find solutions to strengthen our democratic alliance. Secretary Raimondo and Ambassador Tai...

Department of Commerce Hosts Biden Administration’s First Interagency Equity Convening

On November 9th, 2021, the Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Ford Foundation; the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance; B Lab; Families and Workers Fund; and Ariel Investments, hosted the Biden-Harris administration’s first-ever Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth. By bringing together key players from the government and private sector, speakers shared best practices...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with Kazakhstan’s Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov

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Today, Deputy Secretary Don Graves met virtually with Kazakhstan’s Minister of Trade and Integration, Bakhyt Sultanov, to discuss a working dialogue to promote bilateral trade and commerce as well as understanding between both countries, as Kazakhstan is the U.S.’s largest trading partner in Central Asia. The two officials discussed opportunities for growth in the industries of agribusiness...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko

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Today, Deputy Secretary Graves held an introductory meeting with the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine, Yulia Svyrydenko. During their meeting, the Deputy Secretary and First Deputy Prime Minister discussed the U.S.-Ukraine commercial relationship, as well as opportunities to increase commercial engagement between our countries. The Deputy Secretary underscored the...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Stats on Nation's Veteran Population

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 making it an annual observance, and it became a national holiday in 1938. Then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day to honor all those...

Fact Sheet: Department of Commerce’s Use of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Funding to Help Close the Digital Divide

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The Biden-Harris Administration has set an ambitious goal of connecting all Americans to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet. The historic passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) will help us reach that goal. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal allocates $65 billion to expand broadband in communities across the U.S., create more low-cost...

Early Outcomes and Next Steps on the U.S.-Korea Commercial Forum

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and the Republic of Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy Moon Sung Wook met today in Washington D.C. Following up on the May 9 roundtable held with President Moon Jae-In, Minister Moon Sung Wook, and U.S. and Korean business leaders, they discussed next steps on implementing the U.S.-Korea Commercial Forum, which will include holding events with...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Deputies' Convening on Equitable Economic Growth

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our kickoff Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth.It’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, Fran, for that introduction. Thank you to my fellow Deputies for joining us today: Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo, Labor Deputy Secretary Julie Su, and Transportation Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg. And thank you Susan Rice, the...