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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Africa Growth and Opportunity Forum (AGOA) Private Sector Forum

I am thrilled to be here in Joburg to help open this year’s AGOA Private Sector Forum. Let me start by thanking Florie Liser and the Corporate Council on Africa team as well as British Robinson and the Prosper Africa Secretariat for making this event possible. I’d also like to thank Ambassador Brigety and the U.S. Mission in South Africa for their support for our robust U.S. delegation and U.S...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week

Hello everyone! I’m honored to join you all here at MED Week. I’m particularly pleased to welcome not only our federal partners, members of the Department of Commerce family, and our minority businesses to this gathering, but also our friends from the National Minority Supplier Development Council, who have teamed up with MBDA for the first time this year to commemorate this historic milestone for...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Meridian 12th Anniversary Global Leadership Summit

Hello everyone! It’s so great to be here today, joining this distinguished group of leaders and innovators. I want to thank Meridian International Center for hosting this important event, and for their longstanding commitment to advancing global cooperation and understanding. As we speak, we are facing unprecedented global challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerabilities in our global...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the 2023 EXIM Annual Conference

Thank you, Chair Lewis, for that warm introduction. I’m delighted to be here at this year’s EXIM Annual Conference with the private sector, fellow government officials, and all of you who are driving competitiveness of U.S. exports around the world. I’m also particularly pleased to open this panel on Advancing American Competitiveness through Transformational Exports and Emerging Technologies—a...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at The Economist’s Space Economy Summit

Hello and greetings from Washington. It’s my pleasure to address this summit and share how the Department of Commerce is helping to grow the space economy. It’s our job at Commerce to improve America’s competitiveness so that our companies can succeed in the global economy. The commercial space industry is one of our key strategic priorities, as we want to ensure the United States remains a leader...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at Temple University Japan

Thank you, Dean, for that kind introduction. Good morning, everyone! Ohayou Gozaimasu I am honored to be here at Temple University Japan – the first campus of an American university in Japan. This campus and the thousands of students who have passed through here are a testament to the kind of U.S.-Japan partnership between the United States and Japan that is as important today as it was four...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the U.S.-Korea Cybersecurity Cooperation Forum

Thank you, Andrew, for the kind introduction, and thank you, Second Vice Minister Park, for being here today and for co-hosting this important forum. The Ministry of Science and ICT is one of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s primary Korean partners, cooperating and consulting with us in a range of areas, from cybersecurity standards to semiconductor R&D, telecommunications, and the digital...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the U.S. Advanced Industry and Technology Corporation Forum in Seoul, Korea

Thank you Vice Minister Jang and President Min for the warm welcome. I’m delighted to be here at this year’s Korea-U.S. Advanced Industry and Technology Cooperation Forum in Seoul and to join this impressive gathering of government and private sector leaders, technologists, entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators. I am looking forward to witnessing the signing of MOUs between KIAT, Korean...