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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...

May192016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement on the conclusion of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) multi-stakeholder process to develop best practices for privacy, accountability, and transparency issues regarding commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

May162016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today honored 123 U.S. companies and organizations that export goods and services overseas during the 2016 President’s “E” Awards ceremony. For the first time in the award’s 54-year history, winners represent every state and the District of Columbia. Of this year’s 123 honorees, 105 are small and medium-sized businesses, and 64 firms are manufacturers.

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