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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Call with Republic of Korea Minister of Trade Cheong In-kyo

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo spoke with the Republic of Korea Minister of Trade Cheong In-kyo. The Secretary congratulated Minister Cheong on his appointment as Minister of Trade for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. The two discussed the strong cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Korea, including through the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology of the United Kingdom Michelle Donelan

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Yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo spoke with U.K. Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology Michelle Donelan. Building on the momentum achieved at the 2023 U.K. AI Safety Summit in November, Secretary Raimondo underscored the importance of continued U.S.-U.K. collaboration to address issues at the intersection of artificial intelligence and copyright. Secretary...

NTIA Solicits Comments on Open-Weight AI Models

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Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) launched a Request for Comment on the risks, benefits and potential policy related to advanced artificial intelligence (AI) models with widely available model weights – the core component of AI systems. These “open-weight” models allow developers to build upon and adapt previous work, broadening...

Creating an Equitable Economy for all Americans

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The mission of the U.S. Department of Commerce is to create the conditions for inclusive economic growth and opportunity for all Americans. Last week, in conjunction with Black History Month, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves participated in several events that echo this mission and showcase the Department’s leading role in building an economy in which all can...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Preliminary Terms with GlobalFoundries to Strengthen Domestic Legacy Chip Supply for U.S. Auto and Defense Industries

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U.S. Department of Commerce Outlines $1.5 Billion in Potential Funding to Support Multiple Projects in New York and Vermont and Create Approximately 10,500 Construction and Manufacturing Jobs Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce and GlobalFoundries (GF) have signed a non-binding preliminary memorandum of terms (PMT) to provide approximately $1.5...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Australian Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo spoke with Australia’s Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell. During the call, Secretary Raimondo thanked the Minister and the Government of Australia for efforts to strengthen our bilateral trade and investment relationship through the U.S.-Australia Strategic Commercial Dialogue. Secretary Raimondo also conveyed her deep commitment to making the...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to Travel to Costa Rica to Highlight Bilateral Commercial Relationship, Underscore Need for Diverse Semiconductor Supply Chains

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will travel to Costa Rica next month to highlight the U.S.-Costa Rican bilateral commercial and investment relationship, and to underscore the need for diverse and resilient semiconductor supply chains. During her travel, the Secretary will address the need for geographical diversification of the semiconductor ecosystem to like-minded nations through...

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases 2023 Update to Equity Action Plan, Outlines New Commitments to Advance Equity

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Today the U.S. Department of Commerce released the 2023 update to its Equity Action Plan , in coordination with the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government equity agenda. This Equity Action Plan is part of the Department’s efforts to implement the President’s Executive Order on “ Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government ,”...