Secretary Speeches



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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


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...


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