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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...

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 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Meeting with EU Commissioner Thierry Breton

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Today, Secretary Raimondo met with her counterpart, European Union Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, who visited Washington for a series of meetings on U.S.-EU cooperation on boosting vaccine manufacturing, ramping up semiconductor production, and strengthening supply chain security in critical sectors. Secretary Raimondo reaffirmed the importance the Biden Administration places on...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces New Data Strategy to Enhance Equitable Economic Growth, Spur Good-Paying Jobs for All Americans

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The strategic leverage of data will also provide increased competitive advantage to U.S. businesses and research institution. Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced a series of tools and initiatives to execute the Department of Commerce’s Data Strategy for fiscal years 2021-2024. With representation from every bureau, Commerce’s Data Governance Board (CDGB) developed this...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with Lithuanian Minister of Economy and Innovations Armonaite

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Today, Deputy Secretary Don Graves and Lithuanian Minister of Economy and Innovations Ausrine Armonaite met to discuss opportunities to grow the commercial relationship between the U.S. and Lithuania. They also discussed cooperation on resilient supply chains and efforts to create meaningful commercial outcomes for both our countries’ businesses and citizens through the U.S.-EU Trade and...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with UAE Minister of Economy Abdulla bin Touq al Marri

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Today, Secretary Raimondo & Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Abdulla bin Touq al Marri, met to witness the renewal of a memorandum of understanding initially established in 2016. This renewed MOU will broaden the scope of collaboration and allow for future bilateral programming to promote greater innovation in both economies. Additionally, the Secretary and Minister...