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Press Releases from 2012

Date Title
12/19/2012 U.S. and China Conclude 23rd Session of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade
12/14/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on the Establishment of Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russia, Moldova
12/14/2012 Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank Orders New Fishery Enforcement Penalties Returned to Some Fishermen and Businesses
12/12/2012 Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Announces New Monster.com Collaboration with Joining Forces Initiative
12/11/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on International Trade in Goods and Services in October 2012
12/10/2012 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to Convene 23rd Session of U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade
12/06/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Congressional Passage of H.R. 6156
12/06/2012 President Obama Issues Executive Order to Streamline Commercial Advocacy Efforts and Bolster U.S. Exports
11/21/2012 Acting Secretary Of Commerce Rebecca Blank to Launch Administration‚Äôs ‚ÄėDoing Business in Africa‚Äô Campaign on Trip to South Africa, Kenya
11/16/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Passage of H.R. 6156
11/15/2012 Readout of Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank’s Visit to New Jersey
11/14/2012 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Blank Joined Honeywell and Orion International in Support of Joining Forces Veterans Hiring Initiative
11/08/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on International Trade in Goods and Services in September 2012
10/22/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Implementation of U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement
10/12/2012 U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Launch of Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness
10/11/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on International Trade in Goods and Services in August 2012
10/09/2012 Obama Administration Announces $20 Million for 10 Public-Private Partnerships to Support American Manufacturing and Encourage Investment in the U.S.
10/02/2012 U.S. Commerce Department Announces Partnership with Cornell NYC Tech to Help American Entrepreneurs Innovate, Grow, and Create Jobs
09/25/2012 Obama Administration Announces $40 Million Initiative to Challenge Businesses to Make it in America
09/20/2012 Obama Administration Announces Winners of Strong Cities, Strong Communities Challenge to Spur Economic Growth
09/19/2012 Obama Administration Announces Winners of i6 Challenge Competition to Promote Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Job Creation
09/19/2012 Travel and Tourism Industry on Pace for Record Exports in 2012
09/13/2012 Acting Secretary Blank Appoints Four Members to the Corporation for Travel Promotion Board of Directors
09/13/2012 U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Exports from U.S. Metropolitan Areas Totaled $1.31 Trillion in 2011
09/12/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on the 2011 Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage Report
09/11/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on International Trade in Goods and Services in July 2012
08/23/2012 U.S. Commerce Department Announces Webinars to Gather Input on Proposed Tribal Consultation and Coordination Policy
08/22/2012 Statement by Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Russia Joining the WTO
08/21/2012 International Visitor Spending Reaches $82.2 Billion in the First Half of 2012
08/21/2012 U.S. Commerce Department Invests $500,000 to Upgrade Business Infrastructure at Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania
08/20/2012 U.S. Commerce Department Invests Nearly $2 Million to Expand Business Development in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
08/20/2012 FirstNet Board Members Appointed by Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank: Member Statements
08/20/2012 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Announces Board of Directors for the First Responder Network Authority
08/16/2012 Statement by Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on New Residential Construction in July 2012
08/16/2012 Obama Administration Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Support Manufacturing Innovation, Encourage Investment in America
08/15/2012 New Export Data Shows 34 States Reached Record Highs for Merchandise Exports in the First Half of 2012
08/09/2012 Statement by Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on International Trade in Goods and Services in June 2012
08/02/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Passage of Trade Bill to Strengthen U.S. Textile Industry
08/01/2012 Obama Administration Announces $9 Million Investment in Rural Communities to Foster Job Creation and Innovation
07/31/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Personal Income and Outlays in June 2012
07/27/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on the Advance Estimate of GDP in the Second Quarter of 2012
07/26/2012 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Announces U.S. Participation in APEC's Cross Border Privacy Rules System
07/24/2012 Readout of Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank’s Trip to Missouri to Highlight American Manufacturing, Insourcing and Exports to Create Jobs
07/18/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on the Russia Trade Bill
07/18/2012 Statement by Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on New Residential Construction in June 2012
07/13/2012 Readout of Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank’s Trip to Three U.S. Cities to Highlight Role of Innovation in American Job Creation
07/13/2012 U.S. Commerce Department Releases Data Confirming Record-Setting Pace for International Visitor Spending in May 2012
07/13/2012 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Opens First-Ever Satellite Office in Detroit, Michigan
07/11/2012 Statement by Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on International Trade in Goods and Services in May 2012
07/03/2012 U.S. Commerce Department Issues Public Comment Period On Tribal Consultation and Coordination Policy
07/02/2012 U.S. Commerce Department to Open Four Regional U.S. Patent Offices That Will Speed Up the Patent Process and Help American Businesses Innovate, Grow, and Create Jobs
06/27/2012 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Promote Trade Relationship, Economic Growth and Job Creation in Turkey
06/26/2012 Joint Statement by the United States and Turkey from the Framework for Strategic Economic and Commercial Cooperation
06/20/2012 Readout of Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank’s Participation in the U.S.-Poland Business Summit in Warsaw
06/19/2012 Energy and Commerce Departments Announce New Centers for Building Operations Excellence
06/19/2012 Statement by Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on New Residential Construction in May 2012
06/12/2012 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on the Russia Trade Bill
06/11/2012 Press Release on Commerce Secretary John Bryson’s Notice of Medical Leave
06/08/2012 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services in April 2012
05/30/2012 White House Announces Public-Private Partnership Initiatives to Combat Botnets
05/22/2012 Statement by Deputy U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Release of Data Measuring 2010 Census Accuracy
05/17/2012 Presidential Honors Awarded To Record Number Of U.S. Exporters By Commerce Secretary Bryson
05/15/2012 Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement
05/10/2012 Administration Officials Announce National Strategy to Increase Travel and Tourism in the United States to 100 Million Visitors Annually by 2021
05/10/2012 Statement from Commerce Secretary John Bryson on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services in March 2012
05/07/2012 On Final Day of China Visit, Secretary Bryson Recognizes Top Five Tour Operators in Shanghai, Encourages More Travel to the United States
05/02/2012 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on World Trade Month 2012
04/25/2012 Statement from Deputy U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Personal Income and Outlays in March 2012
04/23/2012 U.S. Commerce Department Forecasts Growth in International Travel to the United States Through 2016
04/19/2012 Statement by Deputy U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on the Reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006
04/16/2012 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on Retail Sales in March 2012
04/12/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary Announces New Appointments to Manufacturing Council
04/12/2012 Statement from Commerce Secretary John Bryson on International Trade in Goods and Services in February 2012
04/11/2012 U.S. Commerce Department Releases New Report Showing Intellectual Property-Intensive Industries Contribute $5 Trillion, 40 Million Jobs to US Economy
04/09/2012 Commerce Secretary Co-Chairs 2012 U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum
04/02/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson Returns From India Trade Mission
03/30/2012 Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on the Confirmation of Rebecca Blank as Deputy Secretary of Commerce
03/30/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary Concludes India Trade Mission
03/29/2012 U.S. Department of Commerce Announces $200 Million in Disaster Relief Funding
03/29/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary and Business Delegation Travel to Mumbai
03/28/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary Brings Business Development Mission to Jaipur
03/28/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson Visits Jaipur Foot
03/27/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary Promotes U.S.-India Commercial Trade
03/26/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary Begins First Official Trade Mission in India
03/25/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson Embarks on India Trade Mission
03/21/2012 U.S. Commerce Department Releases Data Showing Tourism Spending Increased 8.1 percent in 2011, Supporting an Additional 103,000 Tourism-Related Jobs
03/20/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson Announces 16 Companies Joining his First Trade Mission to India
03/19/2012 U.S.-EU Joint Statement on Privacy from EU Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding and U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson
03/15/2012 Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement
03/13/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Applaud President Obama’s Signing of Legislation to Level the Playing Field for American Workers
03/13/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Applaud President Obama’s Signing of Legislation to Level the Playing Field for American Workers
03/13/2012 Statement from Commerce Secretary John Bryson on Retail Sales in February 2012
03/12/2012 U.S. Commerce Department Releases Data Showing the Number of Export-Supported Jobs Increased By 1.2 Million between 2009 and 2011
03/09/2012 Statement from Commerce Secretary John Bryson on International Trade in Goods and Services in January 2012
03/08/2012 Obama Administration Announces $15 Million Multi-Agency Challenge To Foster Job Creation and Business Innovation in Rural Communities Nationwide
02/29/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Applaud Legislation to Restore Countervailing Duty Law
02/28/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Welcome Establishment of Interagency Trade Enforcement Center
02/22/2012 U.S. Department Of Commerce Launches $10,000 App Challenge to Better Connect Businesses with Government
02/21/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson delivers remarks at State Department Global Business Conference
02/16/2012 Department of Commerce and Energy Department Announce $1.3 Million for Clean Energy Workforce Training
02/15/2012 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson Delivers Welcome Remarks at the U.S. China Business Council / National Committee on U.S. China Relations Luncheon
02/14/2012 Statement from Commerce Secretary John Bryson on Retail Sales in January 2012
02/13/2012 Secretary Bryson Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request
02/10/2012 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services in December 2011
02/10/2012 Readout of U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson Meetings with Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam Vu Van Ninh and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Bruno Ferrari
02/01/2012 Secretary John Bryson Visits Aquion Energy and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
01/27/2012 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on the Advance Estimate of Gross Domestic Product in the Fourth Quarter 2011
01/23/2012 Readout of Commerce Secretary John Bryson’s Meeting With India’s Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao
01/19/2012 Coinciding with Presidential Visit, Secretary Bryson Welcomes New Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Members
01/18/2012 Readout of the Meeting Between U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson and Egyptian Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Mahmoud Eisa
01/13/2012 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services in November 2011
01/12/2012 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on Retail Sales in 2011
01/06/2012 Commerce Department Report Provides Roadmap for Strengthening U.S. Competitiveness
01/05/2012 Obama Administration Announces Appointments to U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum
01/05/2012 U.S. Commerce Department Taps Veteran Attorney as New Deputy Chief of Staff