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Help for Ukraine!

Help for Ukraine!

May 18, 2022

Help for Ukraine! For the past six years, I have been a board member for the Northeastern Ohio District Export Council (NODEC) working in conjunction with the Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The U.S. District Export Councils are volunteers who advise exporters and support the work of the Department of Commerce on…

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President Biden to Announce Uniting for Ukraine, a New Streamlined Process to Welcome Ukrainians Fleeing Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

May 5, 2022

Release Date: April 21, 2022 WASHINGTON – Today, the President will announce Uniting for Ukraine, a new streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression opportunities to come to the United States, fulfilling President Biden’s commitment to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians and others fleeing Russia’s aggression as a…

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Trade Topics Roundtable featuring U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot

April 11, 2022

The U.S. Commercial Service & SODEC Announce a Trade Topics Roundtable featuring U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot Virtual Event hosted on Webex Platform Friday, May 6th, 11:00am – 12:00pm About the trade topics roundtable: Join the U.S. Commercial Service Cincinnati, the Southern Ohio District Export Council and Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-01) on Friday, May 6, 2022…

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Commerce Implements Sweeping Restrictions

Commerce Implements Sweeping Restrictions on Exports to Russia in Response to Further Invasion of Ukraine

February 24, 2022

Commerce Implements Sweeping Restrictions on Exports to Russia in Response to Further Invasion of Ukraine WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), responded to Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine by implementing a sweeping series of stringent export controls that will severely restrict Russia’s access to technologies and…

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Australia Defense Market Overview

The Ohio Aerospace Institute wins MDCP Funding

December 1, 2021

The Ohio Aerospace Institute wins MDCP Funding (CLEVELAND, October 29) – COMMERCE SECRETARY AWARDS THE OHIO AEROSPACE INSTITUTE $300,000 TO BOOST U.S. EXPORTS, SUPPORT HIGH QUALITY JOBS Grants designed to support the export success of U.S. businesses in key industries were awarded to 13 recipients including the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI). The Market Development Co-operator…

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Virtual Trade Talk Lunch & Learn

US Commercial Service Cleveland is Hiring!

November 17, 2021

US Commercial Service Cleveland is hiring! Join the team at the US Commercial Service in Cleveland, Ohio. As part of the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration the International Trade Specialist position is responsible for: The incumbent will work on a team doing developmental work assignments of analytical work addressing critical international trade issues,…

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2022 President's "E" Award

Apply now for the 2022 President’s E Award!

November 12, 2021

2022 President’s “E” AwardThe President’s “E” Award was initiated by Executive Order of President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and has been presented annually ever since. The President’s “E” Award affords suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase U.S. exports. There are two types of “E” Awards:…

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USG FRI on People's Republic of China policies

USG RFI on People’s Republic of China policies

November 10, 2021

RFI on People’s Republic of China (PRC) policies and influence in the development of international standards for emerging technologies. The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a Request for Information on People’s Republic of China (PRC) policies and influence in the development of international standards for emerging technologies. The press release…

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Travel requirements to enter the United States are changing, starting November 8, 2021.

Travel requirements to enter the United States are changing, starting November 8, 2021.

November 8, 2021

Travel requirements to enter the United States are changing, starting November 8, 2021. Learn more at the CDC website here or reach out to your local Commercial Service office for details.

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Commerce Implements Sweeping Restrictions

DOC Honors U.S. Companies with Presidential Award for Export Achievements

November 5, 2021

Today, the Department of Commerce honored 31 U.S. companies and organizations that export goods and services overseas by naming them winners of the 2021 President’s “E” Awards. This year’s winners hail from 20 states, and of the 31 honorees, 25 are small and medium-sized businesses, and 14 firms are manufacturers. “I am honored to recognize…

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