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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with German Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Change Robert Habeck and French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty Bruno Le Maire

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with German Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Change Robert Habeck and French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty Bruno Le Maire to reinforce the United States’ commitment to the transatlantic economic partnership. The three discussed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and Secretary Raimondo...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves' Meeting with Romania’s Minister for Research, Innovation and Digitalization Sebastian Burduja

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Last Friday, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves welcomed Romania’s Minister for Research, Innovation and Digitalization Sebastian Burduja to Washington, D.C. During their meeting, the Deputy Secretary commended Romania for its efforts to adopt a 5G security law that allows Romania to address threats to critical telecommunications infrastructure and assured the Minister of the United States’...

NTIA calls for Changes to Boost Competition in Mobile App Markets

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said in a new report Wednesday that the current mobile app store model is harmful to consumers and developers, and recommended policy changes to fix it. Mobile apps have become an essential tool for participation in much of daily life. Two companies – Apple and Google – act as gatekeepers over the apps...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Australian Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo welcomed Australian Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic to Washington, D.C. The Secretary expressed her appreciation for Australia’s close coordination on a variety of initiatives such as the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) and the Australia-United States Strategic Commercial Dialogue (SCD). Secretary Raimondo welcomed the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Looks to Accelerate Equitable Services for Workforce and Underserved Communities

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First Convening of Department-wide Equity Councils The U.S. Department of Commerce convened today the first Congress of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Councils to accelerate a shared mission to deliver equitable services to underserved communities and create a culture where employees can succeed and thrive. The inaugural meeting of the Councils led by Commerce Deputy...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $33.5 Million in Internet for All Grants to 12 Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded 12 grants as part of the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program (CMC). Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Alan Davidson announced the awards at Coppin State University (MD), one of the...

The U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Two Stakeholder Listening Sessions for the IPEF Special Negotiating Round

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The U.S. Department of Commerce invites interested stakeholders to participate in a stakeholder listening session opportunity on February 1, 2023, in advance of the special negotiating round for Pillars II-IV of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) in New Delhi, India. In addition, the Government of India is organizing two in-person stakeholder events in New Delhi for the IPEF...

Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Releases National Strategy to Put Nature on the Nation’s Balance Sheet

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Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released the final National Strategy to Develop Statistics for Environmental-Economic Decisions, a historic roadmap that will kick off a multi-year effort to put nature on the nation’s balance sheet for the first time, with an emphasis on better data to understand nature’s critical contributions to the U.S. economy and to guide policy and business decisions...