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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Senegal President Macky Sall

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Yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and Chairperson of the African Union. During their meeting, the Secretary and President discussed strengthening commercial ties including through ongoing collaboration on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure Initiative and other initiatives to deepen the U.S.-Senegal trade and investment...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves' Meeting with Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Chipoka Mulenga of Zambia

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Today at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves met with Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Chipoka Mulenga of Zambia. The two leaders discussed business environment reforms taking place in Zambia, and opportunities for U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises and diaspora-led firms to promote solutions in sustainable energy for agroprocessing, manufacturing...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

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Good morning! Thank you to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Council on Africa, along with the U.S. Department of Commerce team, for their work to organize today’s events. To the honorable heads of state, ministers from across the African continent, welcome. I am deeply honored to have you here at the 2022 U.S.-Africa Business Forum. I also want to welcome industry leaders from the U...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Prime Minster Patrick Achi of Côte d’Ivoire

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Yesterday at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Prime Minster Patrick Achi of Côte d’Ivoire. During the meeting, Secretary Raimondo expressed the United States’ support for Côte d’Ivoire’s National Development Plan (PND), which lays out Côte d’Ivoire’s strategy to promote increased trade and investment. The Secretary welcomed the potential for the PND to...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves' Meeting with Trade Minister Jean Lucien Bussa Tongba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves and Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis Grant Harris met with Trade Minister Jean Lucien Bussa Tongba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum. The leaders discussed the DRC’s engagement with the United States on agro-processing, logistics, critical minerals, and mining reforms, and how the mining...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Millions in New Philanthropic Commitments Aligned to Puerto Rico Economic Dialogue

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A network of foundations is coming together to align historic investments in Puerto Rico in parallel to the Biden-Harris Administration’s Puerto Rico Economic Dialogue. These commitments will support capacity building in local municipios, promote arts and culture, bolster renewable energy, and ensure sustainable agriculture. Committing organizations include: Ford Foundation, Filantropia Puerto...

Statement from Secretary Raimondo on the European Commission’s Release of Draft Adequacy Decision Regarding the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo released the following statement following the European Commission’s release of its draft adequacy decision regarding the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework: “The United States welcomes the European Commission’s release of its draft adequacy decision regarding the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (DPF). The draft adequacy decision represents a critical...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. During their meeting, Secretary Raimondo and President Samia shared progress and updates on a U.S.-Tanzania roadmap for cooperation that will help to create an enabling environment for increased two-way trade and investment between our countries...