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Jun132016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that 22 U.S. Chiefs of Mission will join President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and other administration officials at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 20-21, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. The Summit will bring together international companies, domestic economic development organizations (EDOs), and...

Jun092016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today regarding the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s determination that the proposal submitted by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it announced its intention to complete the privatization of the Internet’s domain name system. ...

Jun072016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of 19 private and public sector leaders to the newly established U.S. Investment Advisory Council (IAC). IAC members — representing U.S. companies, entities, and organizations with missions or activities that include the promotion or facilitation of foreign direct investment (FDI) — will serve as a key conduit for...

Jun032016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the April 2016 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data. U.S. exports of goods and services increased to $182.8 billion in April from $180.2 billion in March. New monthly export records were established in telecommunications, computer, and information services -- $3.1 billion – and...

Jun032016

Today, the Department of Commerce released a report titled: "Digital Matching Firms: A New Definition in the 'Sharing Economy' Space." The report provides the first-ever government definition of "digital matching firms," which are companies that use Internet and smartphone-enabled apps to match service providers with consumers, help ensure trust and quality assurance...

Jun012016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that four Cabinet secretaries will participate in the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 20-21, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. In addition to Secretary Pritzker, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx...

May242016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today released the second set of Top Markets Reports that provides the latest assessment of export opportunities for U.S. companies in 19 sectors. As part of the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Top Markets Series launched in 2015, the report ranks future export markets within a particular industry, delivering in-depth commentary on key...

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