Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, highlighting the vital importance of the U.S.-Mexico economic relationship and discussing efforts to strengthen our bilateral partnership through the High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED).
Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) recently recruited international students from El Salvador to their rural Iowa campus with the help of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Indian Hills, ranked in the top 10% of all community colleges in the nation since 2011 by the Aspen Institute, expressed the need to connect with international partners in an affordable and reliable way.
Yesterday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews delivered the opening keynote address at the 2015 APEC SME Global Supply Chain Event co-hosted by the United States and the Philippines in Atlanta, Georgia.
Successful partnerships between the Dominican Republic and small U.S. companies are thriving due to expanding export opportunities. The Commerce Department supports these opportunities by furthering the mission of the “Open for Business Agenda” through free trade agreements, conducting trade missions and traveling to key markets for bilateral negotiations on behalf of American business.
American businesses are expanding their networks to include Central American countries as additional markets for their goods and services. With assistance from the Commerce Department’s Foreign Commercial Service, two U.S. companies are establishing new global export markets within Costa Rica.
Expanded trade means expanded opportunities for everyone. Free Trade Agreements level the playing field with overseas competitors who, in most cases, are already exporting goods to the U.S. under favorable terms.