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Commerce Adds Export Controls on Cambodia to Address Corruption, Human Rights Abuses, and Regional Security Concerns

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Today the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced new restrictions to address human rights abuses and corruption by Cambodian government actors, including the military, as well as the growing influence of the People’s Republic of China’s military in Cambodia. Commerce has placed new restrictions, including end-use and end-user restrictions, on exports and reexports to Cambodia, and in-country...

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager

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Today, Secretary Gina M. Raimondo met with Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager. During the meeting, Secretary Raimondo and Executive Vice-President Vestager discussed progress since the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council’s (TTC) first meeting on September 29, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pa. They also laid out next steps for the TTC working groups to deepen their...

Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo holds introductory call with the Taiwan Minister of Economic Affairs Mei-hua Wang

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Today, under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo held an introductory call with Taiwan Minister of Economic Affairs Mei-hua Wang. During the meeting, Secretary Raimondo underscored the United States’ support for Taiwan and the importance of the U.S.-Taiwan commercial and...

Come One, Come All: Registration for the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit is Now Open!

As Secretary of Commerce, one of the first events I had the pleasure of hosting was one of the Department’s largest and longstanding – the annual SelectUSA Investment Summit. Organizing a well-known and typically widely attended international summit during a global pandemic seemed like an insurmountable task, but this past June the Department of Commerce rose to the challenge. We safely welcomed...

Registration Open for SelectUSA Investment Summit Taking Place in June at National Harbor

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced today registration is open for SelectUSA’s Annual Investment Summit, which will take place June 26-29, 2022, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the largest event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. The summit plays a vital...

Department of Commerce Establishes Industrial Advisory Committee for Microelectronics

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The department is now seeking to recruit top-level candidates to serve on the committee. The U.S. Commerce Department has established a high-level committee to advise the United States government on matters related to microelectronics research, development, manufacturing and policy and is now seeking to recruit top-level candidates to serve on the committee. A formal notice describing the...

Commerce Celebrates Native American Heritage Month


Spotlight on Commerce highlights members of the Native American community within the U.S. Department of Commerce in honor of National Native American Heritage Month.

This month and every month, we honor the precious, strong, and enduring cultures and contributions of all Native Americans and recommit ourselves to fulfilling the full promise of our Nation together. President Biden

Encouraging Entrepreneurship Growth Through Commerce Resources

As entrepreneurship month comes to a close, the Department of Commerce remains laser focused on creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to innovate across the U.S. While the majority of startups are within cities like Boston, New York and San Francisco, we at the Commerce department know that there are untapped sources of innovation within unconventional startup cities. We are committed to...