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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will travel to Brazil from June 16-19, making her first trip to South America since joining the Commerce Department. Ahead of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s visit to Washington this month, Secretary Pritzker’s visit highlights the importance of further strengthening the relationship between two of the world’s leading democracies and economies.


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the April 2015 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services data. U.S. exports of goods and services increased to $189.9 billion in April from $188.0 billion in March. The goods and services trade deficit improved by $9.7 billion to $40.9 billion in April.


The Commerce Department today released new data forecasting international visitors who stay one or more nights in the United States will reach a record 77.6 million this year – up more than 3.6 percent from total visitors in 2014. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker speaking at the IPW 2015 luncheon issued the 2015 Spring Travel Forecast showing America continues to be a premier travel destination...


"The thoughts and prayers of my entire family are with the Vice President, Dr. Biden and Beau Biden’s family as they mourn the tragic loss of their son, husband, brother and father. Beau was a man of courage, honor and deep patriotism. His full life of service, dedication, and love for his family and his country will inspire generations. Our hearts are overwhelmed by sadness for the Biden...


Today, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker honored 45 American companies and organizations, many of which are small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), at the 2015 President’s “E” Awards ceremony. This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the “E” Awards presentation, which recognizes companies and organizations that make a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. ...


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