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Department of Commerce Kicks Off New Job Quality Initiative to Help Ensure that Economic Recovery is Built on Quality Jobs

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Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves hosted the convening of national experts to officially launch the Department of Commerce’s new Job Quality Initiative. The initiative is aimed at ultimately helping American employers become more competitive by providing their workers with high quality jobs. “Having a job isn’t just about a paycheck – it’s also...

U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Inaugural Joint Statement

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Section 1. Pittsburgh Statement The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) met for the first time in Pittsburgh on 29 September 2021. It was co-chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis...

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland (Tánaiste) and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment of the Republic of Ireland, Leo Varadkar

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Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo and Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland (Tánaiste) and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment of the Republic of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, discussed opportunities to deepen U.S.-Ireland trade and investment ties and to work together on their shared interests through the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology council, which will be convening on September 29. They also welcomed...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meetings in Warsaw, Poland

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Between September 20-24, Deputy Secretary Don Graves joined Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm for the re-launch of the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation (P-TECC) Ministerial and Business Forum, an international platform that provides policymakers and civil society stakeholders across 22 European countries with resources and tools to build secure, resilient, climate...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Section 232 Investigation into the Effect of Imports of Neodymium Magnets on U.S. National Security

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The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. § 1862), to determine the effects on U.S. national security from imports of Neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) permanent magnets. Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, data, analyses, or other information to BIS by...

Commerce Department Seeks Input in Development of Cyber Rules to Deter Malicious Use of Cloud Services

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The Commerce Department issued advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in relation to Executive Order 13984 of January 19, 2021, Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities (E.O. 13984). The ANPRM seeks public comments on issues pertinent to the development of regulations to implement E.O. 13984. E.O. 13984 directs...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with Secretary of State and Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure of Poland Piotr Naimski

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Today, Deputy Secretary Graves met with Secretary of State and Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure of Poland, Piotr Naimski. During their meeting, Deputy Secretary Graves expressed gratitude on behalf of the Biden-Harris Administration to Minister of Climate and Environment Kurtyka, Secretary of State Naimski, and the Government of Poland for organizing and hosting the Partnership...

Readout of Biden Administration Convening to Discuss and Address Semiconductor Supply Chain

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese convened semiconductor industry participants and discussed the progress industry has made to address supply chain challenges and increase supply chain transparency, following the convenings hosted by the Administration in April and May. The progress includes improved communication and trust across the...