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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...

Oct192016

Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) kicked off the first phase of its partnership with Colombia under the Agency’s Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value (GPI), with remarks from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak and Director General of Colombia Compra Eficiente Maria Margarita Zuleta. Over the course of the next three days...

Oct192016

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) announced today that it has selected 35 organizations through a merit-based process as eligible to be joint venture partners (JVPs). Once partner agreements have been signed, the organizations, which include small and large companies, nonprofits and research groups, will be eligible to compete to work with NTIS on...

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