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Joint Statement – Inaugural Australia-U.S. Strategic Commercial Dialogue (AUSSCD)

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Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment Dan Tehan met on March 30 in Washington D.C. for the inaugural Australia-U.S. Strategic Commercial Dialogue (AUSSCD). Australia and the United States have a deep and long-standing trade and investment relationship, underpinned by the Australia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. Australia is the ninth largest source of...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Greater Washington Partnership Inclusive Growth Announcement at Howard University

Thank you, Peter, for that introduction, and thank you to Dr. Frederick and Howard University for hosting us today. And thank you, Vice President Harris and Administrator Guzman, for joining us. I’m excited to join all of you for today’s announcement. It builds on the Biden-Harris administration’s laser-focus on creating good-paying jobs for American workers. A very wise person, an inventor, once...

The Women of Commerce: Making a Difference in the U.S. and Around the World

By U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo The Department of Commerce has one overarching goal: To improve America’s economic competitiveness so that our workers and our companies succeed in the global economy. And Women’s History Month is a great time to showcase the achievements of women scientists, entrepreneurs, inventors, educators, and many others who have contributed to that goal and...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Delegation from Singapore

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Today, Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo met with Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong and Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo, who are visiting the United States as part of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s delegation. During their meeting, Secretary Raimondo and the delegation’s members discussed joint coordination efforts on the Indo-Pacific Economic...

Joint Press Release: New Collaboration Under the U.S.-Singapore Partnership for Growth and Innovation (PGI)

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The Memorandum of Understanding implementing the PGI was signed by Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo in October 2021. The PGI is a bilateral economic cooperation platform designed to secure inclusive growth for our economies and regions by strengthening U.S.-Singapore collaborations in new and forward-looking areas. Under the PGI...

Women’s History Month: Meet the Woman Behind the United States’ Stringent Export Controls on Russia

You may not know the woman at the helm of the U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine. Through her outspoken advocacy for her team at the Bureau of Industry and Security and her definitive leadership in the face of geopolitical crisis, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Thea Kendler intends to change that. Since assuming office last December, Ms. Kendler has served as the policy leader...

Women-Owned and Indigenous Small Businesses Thrive with EDA and MBDA Support

At the U.S. Department of Commerce, Women’s History Month is an opportunity to highlight the strength, tenacity, and determination of women in American society. It’s also a time to honor women business leaders and their contributions to the American economy and to encourage the next generation of female leaders to fully participate in economic opportunities available to build a more equitable...

Women You Can Count On: A Look Back at a Trailblazer in Demographic Research

Women have long been a key contributor to the collection of data that is so critical to measuring the pulse of our nation. Census data reflect the growth of the population as well as the changing values and interests of the American people. In honor of Women’s History Month, the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau has featured one such woman who was a pioneer in demographic research and left...