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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

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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...

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...

Secretary Raimondo Participates in Second Ministerial Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee

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Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo participated in the second ministerial meeting of the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee alongside U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura and Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoko Kamikawa. During the meeting, the participants affirmed the United States’ and Japan’s mutual...

Veterans are Vital to Our Nation’s Success

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In honor of Veterans Day, the Department of Commerce hosted an event to honor the more than 5,000 veteran employees, their family members, and those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. The event also showcased the Department’s commitment to recruiting and hiring more veterans to the Commerce workforce. During the event, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don...

Minority Businesses Help Drive America’s Economic Success

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Minority entrepreneurs make critical contributions to our economy generating nearly $2 trillion in revenue each year. However, an equity gap remains between minority and non-minority-owned businesses. Last week, Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves spoke about the need to close this equity gap at the 40 th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week . Hosted by Commerce’s Minority Business...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with German Minister for Digital Policy and Transportation Volker Wissing

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Yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Germany’s Minister for Digital Policy and Transportation Volker Wissing to discuss potential opportunities to further cooperation on transatlantic digital trade. Secretary Raimondo underscored the importance of Germany’s support of the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. Secretary Raimondo raised the EU Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, alongside Chief Economist for the Invest in America Cabinet and Member of the Council of Economic Advisors Heather Boushey, and Deputy Chief of Staff at the National Economic Council Sean Christiansen, updated the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC) on the Biden-Harris Administration’s...