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U.S. Department of Commerce & Bureau of Industry and Security Russia and Belarus Rule Fact Sheet

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In response to the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine, the Bureau of Industry and Security has issued two final rules. The first rule, “Implementation of Sanctions Against Russia Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR),” (Russia Sanctions rule) which became effective on February 24, 2022, implements new Russia license requirements and licensing policies to protect U.S. national...

ICT Supply Chain Assessment Fact Sheet

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The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry serves an important role to our economic and national security, producing the technologies relied on by individuals, industries, and governments to connect, innovate, and protect our society. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and related disruptions have exposed structural vulnerabilities in both domestic and global supply chains that have...

U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) Fact Sheet

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The United States and Mexico agree to work on specific activities under each of the four pillars of the HLED , relaunched on September 9, 2021. Pillar I: Building Back Together Strengthening Supply Chains and Coordinating Supply Chain Management in a Crisis Seeks opportunities to complement supply chain needs of both countries by establishing a Working Group that intends to identify specific...

Fact Sheet: Department of Commerce’s Use of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Funding to Help Close the Digital Divide

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The Biden-Harris Administration has set an ambitious goal of connecting all Americans to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet. The historic passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) will help us reach that goal. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal allocates $65 billion to expand broadband in communities across the U.S., create more low-cost...

Steel and Aluminum U.S.-EU Joint Statement

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Given the joint desire of the United States and the European Union (“EU”) to address non-market excess capacity so as to preserve their critical steel and aluminum industries, the United States and the EU agree to the following: 1. Ongoing cooperation a. Trade Remedy/Customs Cooperation: To advance their efforts to address excess capacity, both sides agree to expand U.S./EU coordination involving...

Fact Sheet: U.S. – EU Arrangements on Global Steel and Aluminum Excess Capacity and Carbon Intensity

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United States and European Union Agree to Address Global Steel and Aluminum Excess Capacity and Carbon Intensity President Biden made clear on day one that rebuilding relationships with our allies and partners, and working with the world’s democracies to address our shared challenges would be a top priority. Today’s announcement that the United States and the European Union have reached...

FACT SHEET: U.S.-EU Establish Common Principles to Update the Rules for the 21st Century Economy at Inaugural Trade and Technology Council Meeting

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Launched by President Joe Biden, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and European Council President Charles Michel at the U.S.-EU Summit in June 2021, the Trade and Technology Council held its inaugural meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 29, 2021. U.S. Co-Chairs, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and United States Trade...

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Offers Nearly $1 Billion in Grants to Help Connect Tribal Lands

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Broadband Internet is increasingly essential for Americans to do their jobs, participate in distance learning, access health care and stay connected. Still, millions of Americans live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure that can provide acceptable speeds. Americans outside of urban areas particularly lack adequate access. On tribal lands, the digital divide is especially stark...