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Keynote Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Overseas Security Advisory Council’s 34th Annual Briefing

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It is my honor to be here today at the 34th Annual Briefing of OSAC. Your efforts over the decades have been instrumental in assuring the safety of Americans overseas, and contributing to the economic and cultural vitality of the United States and countries of throughout the world. I am a direct beneficiary of the Diplomatic Security Service run by the Department of State, having traveled...

Remarks by Commerce Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley at the U.S. Department of Commerce Veterans Day Ceremony

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Thank you Allison for your kind introduction. I am humbled to be in the presence of so many great men and women who have served in our armed forces and protected our nation. It is only because of sacrifices from veterans like those in this room that I get to stand here today – with the stars and stripes by my side. On behalf of Secretary Ross, who is currently in southeast Asia leading a trade...

Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at the Vietnam CEO Luncheon in Hanoi, Vietnam

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It is my pleasure to be here in Hanoi with all of you, and to be leading a delegation of American companies as we forge stronger commercial ties between our two nations. Thank you to the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the BRG Group for hosting today’s luncheon. A special thank you to Dr. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman of VCCI; and Madam Nguyen Thi Nga, Chairwoman of BRG Group. I had a great...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Indo-Pacific Business Development Mission

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Thank you for that warm welcome. And a special thank you to the Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the entire Thai Government for hosting us here in Bangkok. You should be extremely proud of the job you have done executing multiple high-level summits at once. And congratulations to Thailand for its successful chairmanship of ASEAN this year, and to rising in the World Bank “Ease of Doing...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley at the Opportunity Zones Association of America (OZAA) Pittsburgh Opportunity Zone Catalyst Event

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Thank you, Presley, for that kind introduction and thank you to Aaron Grau and the Opportunity Zones Association of America for hosting what will be the first of many roadshow events across the country. I also want to thank all of you for your work to promote Opportunity Zones to the investor community, and I look forward to the results we will deliver together for residents of Opportunity Zones....

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Forum

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Thank you to the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce for organizing this event. And congratulations on the rapid expansion of your membership to more than three times as many members today as you had three years ago. That reflects the growing commercial partnership between our countries. Thank you also to our distinguished guests who travelled such long distances to attend this forum. I am...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the USMCA Event with Vice President Pence

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Thank you, Jay, for that very kind introduction. Thank you, also, to SCHOTT North America for hosting us. As all of you here know, President Trump made a promise to reinvigorate manufacturing in our country. And I’m pleased to say today, that he has kept that promise. Thanks to his policies focused on rebuilding American industry, American jobs, and American prosperity, we are heading toward a...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Space Startup Summit

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Good morning, and welcome everyone to this exciting event. Given the amount of interest in this subject — and an unexpected onrush of registrations — we had to change the location to handle all the additional attendees. We are delighted that you are all here during one of the busiest weeks of the year for space industry conferences. Right now is probably the best time yet for space startups. In...