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Nov062015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered keynote remarks and participated in an armchair discussion at the 89th Annual Membership Meeting for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). NEMA represents electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers and has worked with the Department of Commerce for decades on issues including workforce development,...

Nov022015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered keynote remarks at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Annual Update Conference in Washington, D.C. BIS’s Annual Update Conference gives companies the opportunity to interact with U.S. Government officials who are responsible for export control regulations and policies intended to advance U.S. national security, foreign policy and...

Oct262015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with a group of American executives in Kyiv to hear directly from companies on the progress they have seen from Ukraine’s ambitious reform agenda. The U.S. businesses then had an opportunity to share their recommendations for additional measures needed to strengthen Ukraine’s business climate and...

Oct262015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the Obama Administration intends to work with Congress to move forward with a third, $1 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine. Over the past 18 months, Ukraine has made progress with its ambitious reform agenda and the U.S. remains dedicated to working with international partners to ensure Ukraine has the support needed to continue...

Oct212015

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker was honored as the inaugural recipient of the “Commercial Diplomat of the Year Award” at the Foreign Policy Diplomat of the Year Dinner. This award recognizes a business or government leader who has actively promoted their nation’s interest internationally via commercial and economic diplomacy. In 2015 alone, Secretary Pritzker has traveled to...

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