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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to Travel to Costa Rica to Highlight Bilateral Commercial Relationship, Underscore Need for Diverse Semiconductor Supply Chains

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will travel to Costa Rica next month to highlight the U.S.-Costa Rican bilateral commercial and investment relationship, and to underscore the need for diverse and resilient semiconductor supply chains. During her travel, the Secretary will address the need for geographical diversification of the semiconductor ecosystem to like-minded nations through...

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases 2023 Update to Equity Action Plan, Outlines New Commitments to Advance Equity

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Today the U.S. Department of Commerce released the 2023 update to its Equity Action Plan , in coordination with the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government equity agenda. This Equity Action Plan is part of the Department’s efforts to implement the President’s Executive Order on “ Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government ,”...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara. During the meeting, Secretary Raimondo underscored the importance of Thailand’s contributions and participation in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). In particular, the two discussed ways to work together to strengthen economic ties...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s AI Roundtable Following Launch of First-Ever Consortium Dedicated to AI Safety

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Under Secretary Laurie Locascio, Director of the AI Safety Institute Elizabeth Kelly, and Institute Chief Technology Officer Elham Tabassi gave remarks at a roundtable with leading AI developers and deployers in conjunction with the launch of the AI Safety Institute Consortium. Secretary Raimondo moderated the discussion, which ranged from the desire to...

Raimondo Statement on Steel and Aluminum Tariff Rate Quota Extension

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement after President Biden signed two Presidential Proclamations to extend the European Union’s access to U.S. tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for steel and aluminum for two additional years. “President Biden’s economic agenda is rooted in standing up for American families, workers, and businesses. The actions he’s taking today to...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Agreement Between Seven Federal Agencies to Implement the American Climate Corps 

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U.S. Department of Commerce signs Memorandum of Understanding to shape President Biden’s American Climate Corps    Administration announces listening sessions in January to hear directly from prospective applicants Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is taking critical steps to advance the American Climate Corps, a landmark initiative announced by President Biden earlier this year to train the...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to Travel to Brazil to Co-Chair the 12th Plenary of U.S. Brazil CEO Forum, Strengthen Bilateral Relationship

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will travel to Brasilia, Brazil this week to strengthen the U.S.-Brazil bilateral relationship. During her visit, Raimondo will meet with government officials and business leaders to discuss trade and investment opportunities, areas of cooperation on climate action, and the importance of supply chain resilience. Secretary Raimondo will co-chair the 12 th...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Minister of Commerce of China Wang Wentao

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Following President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s summit on Wednesday with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Woodside, California, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met yesterday with Minister of Commerce of the PRC Wang Wentao to discuss the U.S.-China bilateral commercial relationship and to follow up on developments since the Secretary’s trip in August. During the...