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Commerce Department

(Daily News)
June 17, 2021

The Biden administration is considering a raft of options for how to implement supply chain improvement recommendations stemming from four 100-day reviews, including government procurement preferences and a 1980 law crafted to boost domestic capacity in areas of critical need, officials from the White House and the Commerce and Energy departments said this week.


(Daily News)
June 15, 2021

The U.S. and European Union on Tuesday pledged to address steel and aluminum global overcapacity – ideally including the removal of U.S. Section 232 tariffs – by the end of the year, another accord reached during a wide-ranging summit that also included announcements on vaccine access and climate issues as well as aircraft subsidies.


(Daily News)
June 15, 2021

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Secretary of State Antony Blinken will co-chair a new Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council with the European Union to cooperate on semiconductors, technology standards-setting and cybersecurity, officials said on Monday and Tuesday.


(Daily News)
June 09, 2021

The U.S. should build on the progress it is making with the European Union and work to terminate tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from allies, a slew of U.S. business and industry groups said on Wednesday in a letter to President Biden.


(Daily News)
June 09, 2021

A new whole-of-government task force announced by the White House on Tuesday is part of an effort to shore up supply chains in the near term, according to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, who told lawmakers on Tuesday her department also is working with other agencies to monitor potential vulnerabilities well into the future.


(Daily News)
June 09, 2021

The White House’s reviews of critical supply chains were a critical first step in developing a comprehensive approach to compete with China on technology, analysts said on Tuesday, but the U.S. still must develop a more nuanced approach to its export controls to counter the Chinese semiconductor industry.


(Daily News)
June 09, 2021

President Biden on Wednesday rescinded three Trump administration executive orders crafted to ban TikTok, WeChat, Alipay and seven other applications over concerns the China-based app developers had access to sensitive data on U.S. citizens.


(Daily News)
June 08, 2021

The U.S. Trade Representative will helm a new “strike force” to recommend enforcement actions against trade practices that have harmed critical supply chains, the White House said on Tuesday, unveiling the results of four 100-day reviews in a report that also suggests a new investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.


(Daily News)
June 04, 2021

The White House will discuss the results of four 100-day supply chain results early this week, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said on Friday. The reviews cover the semiconductor, high-capacity battery, critical mineral and pharmaceutical supply chains.


(Daily News)
June 04, 2021

The White House will discuss the results of four 100-day supply chain results early next week, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said on Friday. The reviews cover the semiconductor, high-capacity battery, critical mineral and pharmaceutical supply chains.


(Daily News)
June 04, 2021

President Biden on Thursday announced his intent to nominate Grant Harris, a former special adviser to President Obama for African affairs, to serve as the assistant Commerce secretary for industry and analysis.


(Daily News)
June 04, 2021

President Biden on Thursday announced his intent to nominate Grant Harris, a former special adviser to President Obama for African affairs, to serve as the head of the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security.


(Daily News)
June 02, 2021

A new report issued by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission takes the Commerce Department to task for what it claims is the insufficient implementation of the 2018 Export Control Reform Act, particularly as it relates to issuing controls on emerging and foundational technologies.


(In Trade)
June 01, 2021

After “productive” meeting with home builders, Raimondo “committed to continuing to work with all stakeholders.”


(Daily News)
May 28, 2021

The White House on Friday released a fiscal year 2022 budget request advocating for a 29.4 percent increase for the Commerce Department, a boost that would include money to fund domestic semiconductor manufacturing incentives, create a fund focused on supply chain resiliency and boost funding for the International Trade Administration and the Bureau of Industry and Security.


(Daily News)
May 28, 2021

The White House on Friday released a fiscal year 2022 budget request advocating for a 29.4 percent increase for the Commerce Department, a boost that would include money to fund domestic semiconductor manufacturing incentives, create a fund focused on supply chain resiliency and boost funding for the International Trade Administration and the Bureau of Industry and Security.


(Daily News)
May 28, 2021

The U.S. and its allies should adopt a “sandbox mentality” in addressing digital trade issues for which they don’t yet “have the answers,” a Commerce Department official said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
May 27, 2021

Turkey expects the U.S. to act “more constructively” on issues like Steel 232 tariffs, the country’s president said.


(Daily News)
May 27, 2021

The Biden administration is calling for bold ideas from industry as it looks to use trade promotion tools to help meet climate goals, a senior Commerce Department official said on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
May 26, 2021

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Wednesday said she would be willing to convene lawmakers and industry representatives for a “summit” to address record-high lumber prices, which some say are being exacerbated by a longstanding trade dispute with Canada.


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