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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...

Oct162015

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker received the “Trade Leadership in the Digital Age Award” at the National Foreign Trade Council’s Annual World Dinner. Secretary Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman were honored for their distinguished achievements opening global markets and promoting rules-based trade and investment worldwide.

Oct072015

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Rodrigo Malmierca inaugurated the Regulatory Dialogue between U.S. and Cuban officials. During this meeting, representatives from the Departments of Commerce, Treasury, and State will discuss the recent changes to regulations, governing trade, financial transactions, and travel applicable to Cuba.

Oct052015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the announcement of the resolution of federal and state claims against BP for the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and the restoration of natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico. During her remarks, Secretary Pritzker emphasized the Administration’s unwavering commitment to securing justice for the Gulf communities and...

Sep232015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered opening remarks at the CEO roundtable discussion hosted by the Paulson Institute and the China International Trade Promotion Committee in Seattle. During the roundtable, U.S. and Chinese CEOs had the opportunity to share their experiences and challenges surrounding conducting business in China with President Xi Jinping and the Chinese...

Sep232015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker welcomed President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Government delegation during a gala dinner with government and U.S. business leaders, organized by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Washington State Welcoming Committee, and the U.S.-China Business Council. Secretary Pritzker will join a number of events with American business leaders...

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