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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager Announce U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Talent for Growth Task Force

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Today, the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) Co-Chairs U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and European Commission (EC) Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager announced on behalf of the TTC the creation of the Talent for Growth Task Force. The Task Force will help position the U.S. and EU to achieve a well-trained workforce, which is critical to maintaining our leadership in...

U.S.-EU Joint Statement of the Trade and Technology Council

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I. Introduction The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) met outside Washington, D.C., on December 5, 2022. The meeting was co-chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, and European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Mexican Secretary of Economy Raquel Buenrostro

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Mexican Secretary of Economy Raquel Buenrostro to discuss how Mexico and the United States can collaborate to develop more resilient supply chains. They also discussed areas of mutual interest such as renewable energy. Additionally, Secretary Raimondo and Secretary Buenrostro shared their goals and priorities for the High-Level Economic Dialogue...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with French Minister of the Economy, Finance, and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty Bruno Le Maire

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with France’s Minister of the Economy, Finance, and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty Bruno Le Maire, who has been visiting the United States as part of President Emmanuel Macron’s official State Visit. During their meeting, the Secretary and Minister discussed his impressions of the trip, especially as they related to the engagements of the...

Department of Commerce Issues Preliminary Determination of Circumvention Inquiries of Solar Cells and Modules Produced in China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its preliminary determinations in the circumvention inquiries of solar cells and modules from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Commerce examined a complaint alleging that eight solar companies that manufacture solar cells and modules are manufactured the components in the PRC, then sending those cells and modules to Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Ukraine Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov to express the U.S. government’s support for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s continued aggression and attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure. Deputy Prime Minister Fedorov briefed Secretary Raimondo on Ukraine’s efforts to support continued operation of...

Readout of Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Puerto Rico Economic Growth Coordinator Don Graves’ Philanthropic Roundtable with Senior Administration Officials

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Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Puerto Rico Economic Growth Coordinator Don Graves joined Julie Rodriguez, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Gene Sperling, Senior Advisor to the President and White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator, and Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House...

Biden-Harris Administration Awards $5.5 Million to Rhode Island in ‘Internet for All’ Planning Grants

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that Rhode Island received its first “Internet for All” grants for deploying high-speed Internet networks and developing digital skills training programs under the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative. Rhode Island is receiving $5,506,100.07 in funding from the Bipartisan...