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Commerce Restricts the Export of Luxury Goods to Russia and Belarus and to Russian and Belarusian Oligarchs and Malign Actors in Latest Response to Aggression Against Ukraine

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Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed restrictions on the export, reexport, and transfer (in country) of luxury goods to all end users in the Russian Federation (Russia) and Belarus and to certain Russian and Belarusian oligarchs and malign actors located worldwide. This action is in response to Russia’s brutal, continuing invasion of Ukraine (as...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo at the White House Meeting with CEOs and Governors in Support of the Bipartisan Innovation Act

Thank you to President Biden for convening this roundtable, and thank you Governor Whitmer, Governor Holcomb, and our guests from the private sector for joining us. From day one, President Biden has prioritized the revitalization of our manufacturing economy and has given those of us on his team a clear mission to bring those jobs back from overseas. For me, rebuilding American manufacturing is...

Three Organizations Win 2021 Baldrige Awards for Performance Excellence

Three U.S. organizations will receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s only presidential award for performance excellence. Celebrating robust quality management systems, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award evaluates businesses and nonprofit organizations in seven areas defined by the Baldrige Excellence Framework: leadership; strategy; customers; measurement...

NOAA’s GOES-T Blasts into Orbit: New Satellite will Support Weather Forecasts for the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii and Alaska

NOAA’s GOES-T, the third in a series of four advanced geostationary weather satellites, blasted into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket at 4:38 p.m. ET on March 1, 2022 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. GOES-T’s mission managers confirmed that its solar arrays successfully deployed at 8:28 p.m. EST, and the satellite was operating on its own power. GOES-T will track destructive...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on “Ensuring the Responsible Development of Digital Assets” Executive Order

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Today, following President Biden’s signing of an Executive Order on “Ensuring the Responsible Development of Digital Assets” that establishes a Federal government-wide approach to the development of the digital assets industry, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement: “President Biden has identified a bold and prudent path forward for a whole-of-government approach to...

(VIDEO) Department of Commerce, U.S. Travel Association Host Roundtable on Promoting Safe Business Travel and Igniting Post-pandemic Recovery in the Travel and Tourism Sector

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Today, March 8, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves hosted a roundtable with industry and labor leaders to promote safe business travel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. They addressed shifting demand as pandemic restrictions ease and more people travel for spring and summer vacations. As businesses return to in-person work, the panel also discussed how to organize large group events...

Joint Statement on the Republic of Korea’s Partnership on Export Controls for Russia

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The Republic of Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Moon, Sung Wook and Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo are pleased to announce the formal addition of the Republic of Korea to the growing global coalition of nations that are standing against Russian aggression by implementing stringent export control policies. The U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Bureau of Industry and...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Trade Winds Plenary Session in Dubai

Thank you, Camille, for that introduction, and for all the work you put into this event. Your Excellencies, thank for participating in this plenary session. It’s been three years since the last Trade Winds Forum, and the U.S. Department of Commerce is delighted to be renewing our signature trade event here in Dubai. I’d like to recognize the American private sector delegates here today. Your...