Press Releases

International Trade Administration, U.S. Seaports Agree To New Partnership to Increase Exports

July 19, 2011

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez and American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Kurt Nagle today announced a new partnership to support President Obama’s goal of doubling exports by 2014. 

View the ITA Press Release in its entirety.

Commerce Dept., AAPA Sign Memorandum to Help Increase to Help Increase U.S. Exports

July 19, 2011

“Committing to work together to help increase U.S. exports, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) today signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) at the Port of Oakland.  This historic MOI implementing the “Partnership with America’s Seaports to Further the National Export Initiative” supports President Obama’s goal of doubling exports announced during his State of the Union speech in 2010.  Under the agreement, ITA and AAPA will partner to coordinate communications, idea exchanges, activities and services that assist U.S. businesses in exporting; and to increase awareness of the available services, trade missions, programs and overseas events that involve U.S. export opportunities.”

View the AAPA Press Release in its entirety.

Under Secretary of Commerce Francisco Sanchez Announces Partnership with America’s Seaports at Port of Oakland to Spur Exports and Create Jobs of the Future

July 19, 2011

“U.S. Department of Commerce Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sánchez today announced a partnership with America’s seaports at the Port of Oakland to support President Obama’s National Export Initiative, which has the objective of doubling America’s exports, creating jobs here in the U.S. Under Secretary Sánchez signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) President Kurt J. Nagle.”

View the Port of Oakland Press Release in its entirety.