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WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: How President Biden’s Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Help Close the Digital Divide

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The historic passage of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) will help to ensure we close the digital divide and that every American has access to high quality, affordable broadband. The Commerce Department and its National Telecommunications and Information Administration will play a pivotal role in carrying out this ambitious goal by...

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Official Visit to Japan

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo began her visit to Asia with a series of meetings with the Japanese government and business leaders in Tokyo, Japan. Over the course of the day, Secretary Raimondo met with the Chief Cabinet Secretary, Matsuno Hirokazu; Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Hagiuda Koichi; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hayashi Yoshimasa. During the...

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Matsuno Hirozaku

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirozaku met to discuss ways the United States and Japan can work together to deepen commercial cooperation. The Secretary highlighted the United States’ interest in working with partners like Japan to develop an Indo-Pacific economic framework and welcomed Japan’s partnership in areas the framework would seek...

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Hayashi Yoshimasa

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Hayashi Yoshimasa. The Secretary congratulated the Minister on his recent appointment. The Secretary expressed the importance of the United States re-engaging with its closest allies in the region, such as Japan, to strengthen our ties and economic relationship. The Secretary and Minister discussed...

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Hagiuda Koichi

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met with Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan Hagiuda Koichi and launched the U.S.-Japan Commercial and Industrial Partnership, a collaborative partnership that will strengthen the competitiveness, resiliency, and security of the economies of the United States and Japan. This partnership, part of the Administration’s broader efforts...

Joint Statement between Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry Minister Hagiuda Koichi

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Secretary Gina M. Raimondo and Minister Hagiuda Koichi met and exchanged a wide range of views on deepening the U.S.-Japan economic relationship under the guidelines expressed in the U.S.-Japan Competitiveness and Resiliency (CoRe) Partnership jointly established by the leaders of both countries in April 2021. Focusing on the CoRe goals of advancing innovation, strengthening competitiveness, and...

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...

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...