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Apr052016

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that as part of the Department’s Digital Economy Agenda, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a Request for Comment (RFC) on questions posed by the growth of the Internet of Things (IOT). This Request is an important step in the Department’s continued effort to promote the Internet of Things, the broad...

Apr052016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the February 2016 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data. U.S. exports of goods and services increased to $178.1 billion in February from $176.3 billion in January. In February, travel services registered a new record, with $15.3 billion of exports. In addition, growth in goods...

Apr012016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker released the following statement on the addition of the eighth National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) institute. The Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts will be spearheaded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Mar292016

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker announced today the appointment of 17 distinguished leaders with a wide range of expertise on digital policy and economic issues to serve on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors, which will provide recommendations on ways to advance economic growth and opportunity in the digital age.

Mar232016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced today that she has selected Kiersten Todt to join the Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) team and serve as the Executive Director of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. This Commission, created by Presidential Executive Order and supported by NIST and the Commerce Department along with its...

Mar162016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker released the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. “Today, the President made an outstanding choice in nominating Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. I have known Merrick for a long time, and he is a person of unquestionable talent, integrity, and...

Mar152016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s International Trade Administration has updated its Free Trade Agreement Tariff Tool (FTA Tariff Tool) to include the latest information on tariffs on U.S. products exported to Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) partner markets. When enforced, the TPP will eliminate more than 18,000 foreign import taxes that various...

Mar152016

Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced significant amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). These changes, coupled with the arrangement recently announced by the Departments of State and Transportation allowing...

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