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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s and Costa Rican Ministers Tovar’s and Bogantes’ Roundtable Discussion with Supply Chain Leaders


SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo co-led a roundtable discussion with Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade Manuel Tovar, Costa Rica’s Minister of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications Paula Bogantes, Vice Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States Judith Pryor, and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Thea Kendler, as well as industry and other stakeholders about the importance of collaboration on supply chain challenges, particularly in the semiconductor industry. During the roundtable, the Secretary emphasized the impact that investments like the CHIPS and Science Act have had on revitalizing semiconductor manufacturing in the United States and the opportunity for catalyzing private investment in Costa Rica and the Western Hemisphere. Secretary Raimondo, Minister Tovar and Minister Bogantes also heard from roundtable participants about opportunities across the semiconductor value chain and the role of partners, like Costa Rica, in strengthening global semiconductor supply chain resilience.