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Department of Commerce Issues Statement on Consultations with the UK on Steel and Aluminum

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued the following statement regarding the ongoing consultations between the United States and the United Kingdom on bilateral and multilateral issues related to steel and aluminum: "The United States and the United Kingdom are consulting closely on bilateral and multilateral issues related to steel and aluminum, with a focus on the impacts of overcapacity...

Department of Commerce Issues Statement on Consultations with Japan on Steel and Aluminum

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued the following statement regarding the ongoing consultations between the United States and Japan on issues related to steel and aluminum: "The United States is consulting closely with Japan on bilateral and multilateral issues related to steel and aluminum, with a focus on the impacts of overcapacity on the global steel and aluminum markets, the need...

Raimondo, Tai Statements on 232 Tariff Agreements

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United States Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and United States Trade Representative Katherine C. Tai released the following statements today upon agreement with the European Union to modify 232 steel and aluminum measures to allow the resumption of duty-free imports of European steel and aluminum into the United States in line with historical trade flows. Statement from Commerce Secretary...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between October 24-29 to attend the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute’s fifth conference where he advanced the Administration’s Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative ; promoted U.S. green economy and infrastructure products and services as opportunities to support the Kingdom’s climate objectives; and promoted...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo to Chair Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2)

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In a letter to Council members this week, United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced her new role as Chair of the re-branded Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI 2 ). With representatives from industry, academia, non-profit, and government, CI 2 will assist the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in developing a comprehensive national strategy to build a more diverse...

Secretary Raimondo Statement on Extension of Conditional Sailing Order for Cruises

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement in response to new guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the extension of the Conditional Sail Order (CSO) governing cruise travel that will now expire on January 15, 2022. “ After a year and a half of close collaboration between cruise line partners and the federal government, this major...

Secretary Raimondo Appoints 11 Leaders to FirstNet Board, Names New Board Chair

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the appointment of 11 leaders in public safety, technology and finance to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). Secretary Raimondo also named Stephen Benjamin , Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, as the FirstNet Authority’s new Board Chair. The appointed members, along with current Board member...

Secretary Raimondo Statement on Release of International Travel Rules

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement upon release of new guidance reopening borders for fully-vaccinated international air travelers and land travelers from Mexico and Canada beginning November 8. “ The United States is open for business with all the promise and potential America has to offer. We now invite the global community to visit, whether to...