Secretary Speeches



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...


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...


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...


Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed the Joint Plenary session of the first-ever U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD). She discussed the vital importance of building and maintaining a strong, thriving, and enduring commercial and economic partnership between our two countries, and highlighted President Obama and Prime Minister Modi’s stated goal of...


This event, part of the larger U.S.-India CEO Forum, gathered high-level government and business leaders from both countries, including Indian Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman, to discuss the outlook for the U.S.-India commercial relationship in advance of tomorrow’s inaugural U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue.


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