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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on Actions Taken Under ICTS Supply Chain Executive Order

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Today, the Department of Commerce served subpoenas on multiple Chinese companies that provide information and communications technology and services (ICTS) in the United States. The subpoenas were issued to support requirements for the review of transactions pursuant to Executive Order 13873. The actions taken today are an important step in investigating whether the transactions involving these...

U.S. Department of Commerce to Expand Restrictions on Exports to Russia in Response to Chemical Weapons Poisoning

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The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will expand export restrictions on Russia pursuant to a March 2, 2021 determination by the Secretary of State that the Government of Russia has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals. The Department of Commerce released the following...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on the Signing of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act

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Following President Joe Biden signing the American Rescue Plan Act into law, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “Far too many families, small businesses, and workers have seen their lives and livelihoods devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. But today, President Biden sent a clear message to the American people: Help is here. This historic piece of...

Commerce Implements New Export Controls on Burma and Makes Entity List Additions in Response to the Military Coup and Escalating Violence against Peaceful Protesters

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The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has implemented new restrictions on exports and reexports to Burma, and transfers (in-country) within Burma, of sensitive items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in response to the military coup and escalating violence against peaceful protesters. BIS has also added to the Entity List four entities - two Burmese...

Gina M. Raimondo Sworn in as 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce

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Today, Gina M. Raimondo was sworn in as the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Secretary Raimondo was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris after a bipartisan vote of 84-15 in the United States Senate. In her role as Secretary of Commerce, Raimondo will lead a key agency focused on promoting economic growth, which includes the International Trade Administration, the Bureau of Industry and...

U.S. Department of Commerce Adds 14 Parties to the Entity List for Support of Russian Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs and Chemical Weapons Activities

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The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is adding 14 entities located in Russia, Germany, and Switzerland to the Entity List based on their proliferation activities in support of Russia’s weapons of mass destruction programs and chemical weapons activities. This action supplements the addition of five Russian Government facilities to the Entity List in August 2020 for...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Additional Biden-Harris Administration Appointments

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The U.S. Department of Commerce announced additional key leadership appointments under the Biden-Harris Administration. The diverse and accomplished group brings a vast array of experiences and perspectives to the Department and join a growing team ready to foster more equitable economic growth and advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s key priorities. “We are excited for this experienced group...

Department of Commerce's EDA Awards Over $70 Million To Support Economic Recovery Across The U.S. And Territories

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Today, the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration announced over $70 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance, Disaster Recovery, and Public Works Program grants to support businesses and communities adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic and natural disasters, and bolster public works projects to spur economic growth. These grants provide critical gap financing for...