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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Africa Growth and Opportunity Forum (AGOA) Private Sector Forum

I am thrilled to be here in Joburg to help open this year’s AGOA Private Sector Forum. Let me start by thanking Florie Liser and the Corporate Council on Africa team as well as British Robinson and the Prosper Africa Secretariat for making this event possible. I’d also like to thank Ambassador Brigety and the U.S. Mission in South Africa for their support for our robust U.S. delegation and U.S...

Registration Opens for 10th SelectUSA Investment Summit, Taking Place Next June in National Harbor, MD

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced today that registration is now open for SelectUSA’s 10th Investment Summit to be held June 23 - 26, 2024, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States, with a focus on the U.S...

At the Direction of President Biden, Department of Commerce to Establish U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute to Lead Efforts on AI Safety

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Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce, through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will establish the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute (USAISI) to lead the U.S. government’s efforts on AI safety and trust, particularly for evaluating the most advanced AI models. USAISI will support the responsibilities assigned to...

United States to Participate in Seventh Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) Negotiating Round in San Francisco

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The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representative today announced that a U.S. delegation will travel to San Francisco, California, from November 5-12, 2023, for the seventh in-person negotiating round of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). In San Francisco, the IPEF partners will continue to make progress on negotiations towards high...

How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Efforts

America’s diversity has always been our nation’s greatest strength and we must continue to leverage capabilities from all people. People with disabilities have long strengthened our economy and expanded our Nation’s possibilities. The growing popularity of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is opening new doors that are enhancing the work capabilities and performance for persons with disabilities. In...

Minority Businesses Help Drive America’s Economic Success

Minority entrepreneurs make critical contributions to our economy generating nearly $2 trillion in revenue each year. However, an equity gap remains between minority and non-minority-owned businesses. Last week, Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves spoke about the need to close this equity gap at the 40th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. Hosted by Commerce’s Minority Business...

Department of Commerce to Undertake Key Responsibilities in Historic Artificial Intelligence Executive Order

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Today, President Joseph R. Biden signed an executive order (EO) to build U.S. capacity to evaluate and mitigate the risks of artificial intelligence (AI) systems to ensure safety, security, and trust, while promoting an innovative, competitive AI ecosystem that supports workers and protects consumers. The U.S. Department of Commerce will play a key role in implementing the EO, combining...

Deputy Secretary Graves to Help Lead Mission to South Africa, Participating in the 20th African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves will travel to South Africa to participate in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum’s two-day Ministerial meeting and co-host the event’s robust one-day Private Sector Forum, in Johannesburg, South Africa from November 2-4, 2023. He will meet senior government officials from a number of partner countries, including South Africa, to...