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Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with European Commission Director-General for Trade Sabine Weyand

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Yesterday, Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves met with the European Commission’s Director-General for Trade Sabine Weyand. The two leaders discussed U.S.-EU cooperation on the Ukraine crisis, including continued development and implementation of export control actions against Russa and Belarus. During the meeting Graves thanked the EU for the substantial trade restrictions imposed on Russia and...

Biden-Harris Administration Launches First CHIPS for America Funding Opportunity

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As part of Implementing the Bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act, Department of Commerce Seeks Applications to Revitalize Domestic Semiconductor Industry and Bring Supply Chains Back to the U.S. The Biden-Harris Administration through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology today launched the first CHIPS for America funding opportunity for manufacturing...

My First Year as DOC Chief Diversity Officer—From Z to A‒

By Junish Arora, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer As the new DOC Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), I wanted to share my perspective on the first critical year in that role. While it cannot be overstated how important it was for me to navigate the stakeholder universe and perform a comprehensive review of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA), it was also key to go from Z...

Black History Month: A Leader in the Use of Satellite Imagery in Assisting with Natural Disasters and Ensuring an Accurate Population Count

By Paul Watson, Team Lead, Geospatial Reference Data Branch, U.S. Census Bureau I was born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in Prince George's County, Maryland. My family is from Jamaica, and always placed a strong emphasis on professionalism and passion. Many of my family members worked in architecture, construction, and engineering jobs that helped shape the earth beneath our feet. Their...

United States to Participate in Second Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) Negotiating Round in Indonesia

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The Department of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representative today announced that a U.S. delegation will travel to Bali, Indonesia for the second negotiating round of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) from March 13-19, 2023. The interagency U.S. delegation will be led by Sharon H. Yuan, Department of Commerce Counselor and Chief Negotiator for Pillars II-IV, and...

U.S. Commerce Secretary Raimondo Outlines Vision for Implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act

Issues call to action to unite in driving technological progress and ensuring America’s global leadership Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo delivered a speech titled, “The CHIPS Act and a Long-term Vision for America’s Technological Leadership,” at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. In her remarks, Raimondo outlined the historic opportunity provided by the CHIPS...

Statement by Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on the Imposition of Higher Section 232 Tariffs on Imports of Russian Aluminum

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Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo today released the following statement after the White House announced additional actions in coordination with the G7 to hold Russia accountable for its invasion of Ukraine: “The United States continues to rally the world to support Ukrainians as they defend their freedom. Today, one year after Russia began its brutal invasion of Ukraine, President Biden is...

Black History Month: At EDA, Equity is Our Number One Investment Priority

By Angela Ewell-Madison, Director of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Economic Development Administration As a Black American and a career employee at the Commerce Department’s U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), I believe that Black history is American history. I am proud to join generations of Black public servants in my over 30 years of Federal service. My Journey to...