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Nov162016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered a keynote address at an event hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations on Privacy and Data in the Age of Surveillance. This symposium convened policymakers, business leaders, and academic experts for a candid discussion of online privacy in an era of fast-moving digital innovation.

Nov152016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced 35 organizations — including nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and entrepreneurship-focused organizations — from 19 states will receive nearly $15 million to create and expand cluster-focused, proof-of-concept and commercialization programs, and early-stage seed capital funds through the Economic Development Administration’s (...

Nov142016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman today announced the schedule of events for the 27th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), which will take place November 21-23, in Washington. Secretary Pritzker and Ambassador Froman will host the Chinese delegation, led by Vice Premier of the State Council Wang...

Nov102016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will host a high-level Government of China delegation for the 27th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), November 21-23, in Washington. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will also take part in the dialogue to address key agricultural trade issues between the two...

Nov072016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the winners of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) 2016 University Center Economic Development Program Competition. EDA is providing a total of $2,518,373 in grants to 24 colleges and universities in 16 states and Puerto Rico to run five-year programs that will leverage university assets to promote American innovation and...

Nov042016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the September 2016 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data. U.S. exports of goods and services increased to $189.2 billion in September from $188.2 billion in August. This was the highest monthly total goods and services exports since July 2015. In addition, total services exports...

Oct272016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined Argentina’s Minister of Production and Commerce Francisco Cabrera today to co-chair the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Argentina Commercial Dialogue (Dialogue). Announced in March during President Barack Obama and Secretary Pritzker’s visit to Buenos Aires, the Dialogue will strengthen the economic and commercial ties between the two nations by...

Oct272016

Recognizing the increasingly strong and close commercial ties that Argentina and the United States enjoy and the importance of promoting an open and predictable environment for trade and investment, we are pleased to take note of the progress made under the U.S.-Argentina Commercial Dialogue since its March 2016 launch.  We are committed to continue working cooperatively to improve overall...

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