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Joint United States – United Kingdom Statement on Addressing Global Steel and Aluminum Excess Capacity

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United States Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan today announced the start of bilateral discussions to address global steel and aluminum excess capacity, including the United States’ application of tariffs on imports from the United Kingdom under Section 232 and...

Department of Commerce Seeks Internet of Things Experts for New Advisory Board

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The U.S. Department of Commerce seeks qualified nominations for a new Internet of Things Advisory Board to advise the recently established Internet of Things Federal Working Group. The advisory board will include a wide range of stakeholders outside of the federal government with expertise relating to the Internet of Things (IoT). “The Internet of Things is already transforming our world...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Welcomes Bureau of Industry and Security Assistant Secretaries Kendler and Axelrod

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo welcomed President Biden’s nominees to serve as Assistant Secretaries of Commerce at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Thea D. Rozman Kendler and Matthew S. Axelrod, following their unanimous confirmations by the United States Senate. “The Bureau of Industry and Security is at the forefront of some of the most consequential matters facing...

Readout of Secretary Gina Raimondo’s Call with Turkey’s Minister of Trade, Mehmet Muş

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Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo held a virtual introductory meeting with the Minster of Trade of Turkey, Mehmet Muş. The Secretary and Minister Muş reaffirmed their commitment to deepening engagement aimed at increasing bilateral trade between the U.S. and Turkey. During the meeting, Secretary Raimondo raised concerns about recent actions of the Turkish government that have undermined the security...

Commerce Awards $4.2 Million to Expand Broadband for Tribal Communities in Arizona, Colorado, Wisconsin

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department will be awarding $4.2 million to Tribal communities in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, and Wisconsin in order for them to build broadband infrastructure and increase connectivity on Tribal lands. The Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.2 million grant to the Ute Mountain...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Highlights Key 2021 Departmental Accomplishments

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement highlighting key accomplishments at the Department of Commerce since the Biden-Harris administration took office on January 20, 2021. The U.S. Department of Commerce also released a fact sheet highlighting detailed accomplishments from each of the Bureaus. “As Secretary of Commerce, I’ve been honored to help...

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Call with Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy of the Republic of Korea Moon Sung Wook

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Today, Secretary Gina M. Raimondo held a call with Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy of the Republic of Korea Moon Sung Wook to discuss the development of President Biden’s Indo-Pacific economic framework as well as U.S.-South Korea commercial engagement on semiconductors and supply chain resilience. During the call, Secretary Raimondo noted that the U.S. shares South Korea’s goal of...

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Call with Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment of Australia Dan Tehan

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Today, Secretary Gina M. Raimondo spoke with the Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment Dan Tehan to further discuss the development of President Biden’s Indo-Pacific economic framework. Secretary Raimondo and Minister Tehan also shared updates with each other on progress made to relaunch the U.S.-Australia Critical Minerals Working Group, which they jointly announced after their...