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- Francisco J. Sánchez Biography
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As Under Secretary, Francisco J. Sánchez leads the International Trade Administration which assists in the development of U.S. trade policy in the global economy; creates jobs and economic growth by promoting U.S. companies; strengthens American competitiveness across all industries; addresses market access and compliance issues; administers U.S. trade laws; and undertakes a range of trade promotion and trade advocacy efforts.
Francisco J. Sánchez was sworn in on March 29, 2010 as Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade after receiving a recess appointment from President Obama. U.S. Commerce Deputy Secretary Dennis Hightower administered the oath of office to Sánchez who will direct the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration
Francisco J. Sánchez joined President Obama’s trade policy team as Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade after receiving a recess appointment from the President. Sánchez will direct the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the premier resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace.
The National Export Initiative (NEI) is a critical new effort that will lead to long-term, sustainable economic growth for the United States. President Obama's goal for the NEI is to double exports over the next five years to support two million American jobs.
- The President's Export Council
- Progress on the National Export Initiative & Job Creation
- Talking NEI in China
- Under Secretary Sánchez Talks to the Salt Lake Chamber About International Trade
- Promoting NEI During World Trade Week
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- Remarks by the President Announcing the President's Export Council
- "The National Export Initaitive" Remarks by the Director of the National Export Initiative Courtney Gregoire
- Remarks by Under Secretary Sánchez at The American Chambers of Commerce of Latin America
- Remarks by Assistant Secretary of Commerce Kumar at Cleantech Focus Boston
- Remarks by Assistant Secretary of Commerce Lamb-Hale to Society of Manufacturing Engineers Annual Conference
- President Obama Provides Progress Report on National Export Initiative, Announces Members of the President’s Export Council
- Public Health Trade-Missions to Saudi Arabia and Qatar Yield Positive Results for U.S. Exporters
- Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises Key to Doubling U.S. Exports
- Commerce Official Outlines Initiatives to Assist Manufacturers, Increase Exports and Create Jobs
- Obama Official Says Revitalizing American manufacturing is National Priority
"The National Export Initiative (NEI) shall be an Administration initiative to improve conditions that directly affect the private sector's ability to export. The NEI will help meet my Administration's goal of doubling exports over the next 5 years by working to remove trade barriers abroad, by helping firms -- especially small businesses -- overcome the hurdles to entering new export markets, by assisting with financing, and in general by pursuing a Government-wide approach to export advocacy abroad, among other steps."
- Commercial missions
- Market access missions
- Policy missions
- Combined missions
- Certified trade missions
The Department of Commerce offers several types of trade missions, all of which include U.S. companies and usually include senior Commerce officials:
Trade events provide venues for U.S. exporters to meet international buyers, distributors, or representatives.
ITA maintains a searchable list of all official trade missions and trade events sponsored by the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce on our sister website, Export.gov.
What’s the Latest?
- Statement from U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco SÁnchez on International Trade in Goods and Services in March 2013 [ Fact Sheet ]
- Statement from U.S. Under Scretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez on World Trade Month 2013
- Obama Trade Official Awards Minnesota Company with Export Achievement Certificate
Tradeology, the ITA Blog
Private Sector Council Provides Feedback on Manufacturing Initiatives
- Celebrating World Trade Throughout May
- Long Term Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Egypt
- Exporting Entertainment to China and Asia-Pacific: It’s a Wrap!
- Building Exports in the Construction Industry
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