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FACT SHEET: U.S. Convenes Supply Chain Ministerial Forum

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The Biden Administration is working with our partners and diverse stakeholders domestically and overseas to address supply chain disruptions. The Supply Chain Ministerial Forum, co-hosted by Secretary of State Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Raimondo, will be held virtually on July 19-20, 2022. Stakeholders will attend breakout sessions on July 19. A plenary session will be held on July 20. The...

Joint Statement on Cooperation on Global Supply Chains

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The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the 17 partner economies on the occasion of the Supply Chain Ministerial Forum. Begin text: The shocks to global supply chains from pandemics, wars and conflicts, extreme climate impacts, and natural disasters have put in stark relief the urgent need to further strengthen supply chains, to work...

Opening Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the 2022 Supply Chain Ministerial

I am delighted to welcome you to the 2022 Supply Chain Ministerial Forum. Thank you to our co-host Secretary Blinken and the government officials who are joining us from around the world to advance our global effort to build more resilient supply chains. I also want to thank the international group of stakeholders who participated in yesterday’s breakout sessions, as well as the breakout chairs...

U.S. Departments of Labor, Commerce Announce 120-Day Cybersecurity Apprentice Sprint to Promote Registered Apprenticeships

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Initiative seeks to equip underrepresented populations with skills training for cybersecurity jobs At today’s National Cyber Workforce and Education Summit at the White House, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the 120-Day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint, an effort to support numerous industries’ use of Registered Apprenticeships to develop and...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Chinese Minister of Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu

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On Friday, July 15, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with China’s Minister of Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu to discuss environmental trends in China. During the meeting, Secretary Raimondo noted the shared challenge of marine debris and plastic pollution, as well as the potential to bring innovative solutions from U.S. environmental technologies companies to address the shared...

U.S. Department of Commerce and Balkans Work Toward a Resilient and Secure 5G Ecosystem

In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) organized a multi-day regional workshop focusing on the benefits of fifth-generation wireless technology standards for broadband cellular networks (5G) and issues related to network security and supplier diversity, including Open Radio Access Networks (OpenRAN)...

ICYMI: Governors, Mayors Call On Congress To Pass Chips Funding Next Week

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As Congress moves towards a Tuesday vote on semiconductor manufacturing legislation, governors and mayors from both parties, as well as CEOs, are calling on Congress to act before chipmakers are forced to move their investments outside of the U.S. Today, National Governor’s Association Chairs Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy released a joint statement calling on...

Secretary Blinken and Secretary Raimondo Co-Host Supply Chain Ministerial

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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will co-host a Supply Chain Ministerial Forum July 19-20, 2022, as part of ongoing work with key partner nations on supply chains. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez and Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago will welcome participants and deliver...