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Biden-Harris Administration Highlights Commerce Actions at Launch of White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience

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Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves participated in the inaugural meeting of the White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience. At the event, he highlighted the vital work of Commerce’s Supply Chain Center along with several other key steps the Department is taking to lower costs for American families, strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness, protect U.S. national security, and create...

How Commerce Continues to Connect Indian Country

In 2021, during Native American Heritage Month, President Biden signed the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) which provided over $65 billion to bring affordable, high-speed internet to every American. This funding also added an additional $2 billion to the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) for broadband deployment on Tribal lands, as well as for telehealth, education...

Business Diversity Principles Initiative

Fact sheets
Download the Business Diversity Principles Fact Sheet (PDF) The Department of Commerce is developing the Business Diversity Principles (BDP) Initiative as part of its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan goal of promoting inclusive capitalism and equitable economic growth for all Americans. The BDP Initiative aims to foster a more equitable economic landscape by encouraging businesses to learn from each other...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Egypt, Ethiopia, and Jordan's Agreements to Purchase Boeing Aircraft

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At the Dubai Air Show this week, Boeing announced several deals including contracts with Egypt, Ethiopia, which was the largest-ever purchase of Boeing airplanes in African history, and Jordan. These deals included the sale of 38 Boeing 737 Max aircraft and 17 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, with options for more, amounting to approximately $21.2 billion of U.S. export content . After the...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Minister of Commerce of China Wang Wentao

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Following President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s summit on Wednesday with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Woodside, California, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met yesterday with Minister of Commerce of the PRC Wang Wentao to discuss the U.S.-China bilateral commercial relationship and to follow up on developments since the Secretary’s trip in August. During the...

Creating a Talented Pipeline of Workers through Apprenticeships and Career Pathways Programs

Earlier this week, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo gave virtual remarks at a National Apprenticeship Week event hosted by Metaverse where she underlined the Biden Administration’s commitment to America’s workforce by creating direct pathways to good-paying jobs. “Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the federal government is investing more than a trillion dollars in...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Prime Minister of Thailand Srettha Thavisin

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Prime Minister of Thailand Srettha Thavisin while in San Francisco participating in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Secretary Raimondo thanked the Prime Minister for his support of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) and welcomed the significant progress made, including the substantial conclusion on...

Raimondo Announces Substantial Conclusion of IPEF Pillars III & IV, Signs Landmark Pillar II Supply Chain Agreement

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A joint Press Statement from the 14 IPEF partners is available here. Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the substantial conclusion of negotiations of the Clean Economy Agreement and the Fair Economy Agreement of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF), following the IPEF Ministerial meeting in San Francisco, California. IPEF Ministers also signed the Pillar...