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FACT SHEET: 2022 National Travel and Tourism Strategy

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The 2022 National Travel and Tourism Strategy was released on June 6, 2022, by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on behalf of the Tourism Policy Council (TPC). The new strategy focuses the full efforts of the federal government to promote the United States as a premier destination grounded in the breadth and diversity of our communities, and to foster a sector that drives economic growth...

Secretary Raimondo Announces New National Strategy to Reenergize U.S. Travel and Tourism

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Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo today announced a new National Travel and Tourism Strategy that focuses federal government efforts to support the U.S. travel and tourism industry and sets an ambitious five-year goal of attracting 90 million international visitors to the United States each year. It is estimated these visitors would spend $279 billion annually—expenditures that will support job...

Deputy Secretary Graves Emphasizes Priorities for Enhanced U.S.-EU Transatlantic Trade with Leaders, Industry Representatives in Netherlands and Belgium

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Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves concluded a four-day visit to The Hague, Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium to advance bilateral economic and security relations between the United States and partners in Europe. “We had very productive talks in both The Hague and Brussels that will further strengthen the U.S.-EU transatlantic partnership,” said Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves....

Readout of Deputy Secretary Don Graves meeting with European Commission on Export Control Enforcement Coordination

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BRUSSELS, BE – Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Brussels, Belgium to continue the Commerce Department’s close coordination with the European Union on the imposition of enhanced export controls on Russia. The Deputy Secretary, joined by U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Mark Gitenstein and Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew Axelrod, held dialogues on export...

Secretary Raimondo Raises Progress Pride Flag and Reaffirms Commerce’s Commitment to Building a More Inclusive Society for All Americans

In honor of LGBTQI+ Pride Month, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo hosted a ceremony today with Commerce employees and announced the Department will fly the Progress Pride Flag at the Herbert C. Hoover Building throughout the month of June. The Progress Pride Flag celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQI+ community, including trans and non-binary individuals, and marginalized communities of color...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Erasmus University Rotterdam

Good evening. It’s a pleasure to join you. The Netherlands and the United States share a long history of partnership based on shared democratic values. We are NATO allies. And our trade and investment relationship continues to promote economic growth and benefits workers in both of our nations. In 2021, two-way trade between our countries totaled more than 88 billion dollars. Approximately 9...

Deputy Secretary Don Graves joins Dutch Semiconductor Equipment Company ASML to Announce $200 Million Semiconductor Investment in Connecticut

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VELDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS – Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves joined Peter Wennink, CEO and President of Dutch Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturer ASML, at ASML’s Veldhoven headquarters to announce ASML’s $200 million expansion of their Wilton, Connecticut facility. ASML is the latest international company to make a significant investment in American semiconductor manufacturing during...

Deputy Secretary Graves to Discuss Transatlantic Trade with Leaders, Industry Representatives in Europe

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From May 31-June 3, 2022, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves will travel to The Hague, Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium, to meet with representatives of the Dutch and Belgian governments, as well as the European Commission and private industry representatives to discuss geopolitical and transatlantic trade issues of mutual interest, including semiconductor production, joint work to secure...