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Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeaki Matsumoto 

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Yesterday, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves met with Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeaki Matsumoto. The two leaders presided over the signing of a new Memorandum of Cooperation between the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) on open, resilient telecommunications networks...

Secretary Raimondo Appoints Members of U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

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Board Advises the Secretary on Matters that Relate to the Travel and Tourism Industry in the United States Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the appointments of 32 leaders from businesses and organizations in the domestic travel and tourism industry to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB). TTAB members advise the Secretary of Commerce on how government policies and...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal

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Yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal in Washington, DC. The Secretary noted that she looked forward to co-leading the upcoming U.S.-India CEO Forum and Commercial Dialogue meetings with him in New Delhi this March. She also expressed her gratitude for India’s hosting of the engagements. The two also agreed on the importance...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with Japan’s Minister for Digital Transformation Taro Kono

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Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves met Japan’s Minister for Digital Transformation Taro Kono in Washington, DC. The two leaders discussed the digital agenda for Japan’s G7 presidency in 2023 and a proposal to operationalize Japan’s concept for Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT), a G20-endorsed guiding principle for international cooperation on cross-border data flows. The Deputy...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura to discuss Prime Minister Kishida’s upcoming visit to Washington and ongoing U.S.-Japan collaboration in areas critical to our shared economic prosperity. The Secretary and Minister discussed the importance of working together to promote and protect critical and emerging...

Secretary Raimondo Statement on Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo issued the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations for the U.S. Department of Commerce after President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 into law. “Once again, President Biden is showing that the United States government is capable of delivering on its promises to the American people and I congratulate...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Panama’s Minster of Commerce and Industry Federico Alfaro and Minister of Foreign Affairs Janaina Tewaney

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Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Panama’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Federico Alfaro and Minister of Foreign Affairs Janaina Tewaney. The three discussed how commercial relations between the United States and Panama could be strengthened, particularly in the areas of nearshoring, sound trade and investment policies, and collaborating to create stronger, more...

Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency Announces Nearly $100 Million to Expand Opportunities for Underserved Entrepreneurs

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The Capital Readiness Program grant competition marks the largest investment to support minority entrepreneurs and businesses from the Commerce Department Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce launched the Capital Readiness Program grant competition, which dedicates $93.5 million to help minority and other underserved entrepreneurs launch and scale their businesses. This program, administered by...