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U.S. Government Issues a Business Advisory for South Sudan

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The Departments of Commerce, State and Labor today issued a Business Advisory on South Sudan. This Advisory highlights the growing reputational and financial risks to American businesses and individuals conducting business with companies that have significant ties to South Sudan’s extended transitional government or are controlled by family members of government officials. The transitional...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Chinese Group Travel Designation

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Today, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo issued the following statement on the announcement that China will lift restrictions on group travel to the United States, in addition to other nations. The announcement is the result of continued engagement between U.S. Commerce officials and Chinese government representatives. “Today’s action to restore the United States as an approved...

U.S. Department of Commerce and USTR to Hold Stakeholder IPEF Listening Sessions for Fifth Negotiating Round

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The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) invite interested stakeholders to take part in two listening session opportunities on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) for the fifth in-person negotiating round. The fifth negotiating round will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from September 10-16, 2023. All stakeholder events...

United States to Participate in Fifth Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) Negotiating Round in Bangkok

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The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representative today announced that a U.S. delegation will travel to Bangkok, Thailand, from September 10-16 for the fifth negotiating round of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). In Bangkok, the IPEF partners will continue to make progress on negotiations towards high-standard outcomes under Pillars I...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with Romania’s Minister of Energy Sebastian Burduja

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Today, Deputy Secretary Don Graves with Romanian Minister of Energy Sebastian Burduja to discuss bilateral economic and commercial cooperation on energy issues. The leaders discussed the advancement of renewable energy, including civil nuclear, solar, and offshore wind technologies, as well as updates on the deployment of the Small Modular Reactor Public-Private Program led by the U.S. Department...

U.S. Department of Commerce Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of the CHIPS and Science Act

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce is celebrating the first anniversary of the historic CHIPS and Science Act. Signed into law by President Joe Biden, the law invests $50 billion to boost U.S. manufacturing, bring supply chains back to our shores, and protect national security. The CHIPS and Science Act will enhance the competitiveness of the American semiconductor industry to reduce reliance...

Commerce Celebrates First Anniversary of CHIPS and Science Act

Receives 460 Statements of Interest from Companies Across 42 States to Manufacture Semiconductors in America One year ago today, President Biden signed the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act as part of his Investing in America agenda. The Department of Commerce oversees $50 billion to revitalize the domestic semiconductor industry and bring supply chains back to the U.S., including $39 billion for...

Biden-Harris Administration Awards First Grants from Wireless Innovation Fund

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Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarded nearly $5.5 million in the first round of grants from the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund. The $1.5 billion Wireless Innovation Fund supports the development of open and interoperable wireless networks as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda...