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Thank you, Ambassador Juster, for being such a gracious host in my place. And thank you, everyone, for being engaged in the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue. While it is the private sector that drives growth, governments play an instrumental role in establishing and enforcing the rules of commerce. Our intent is to create an environment in which all of our companies, workers, and entrepreneurs can...

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Thank you, Ambassador Juster, for your kind introduction and for being such a gracious host in my absence. I’m sorry I cannot be with all of you in attendance. As you might have heard, there was a powerful winter storm on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States yesterday, and, along with technical problems, our flight to New Delhi was cancelled hours after we were seated on board. So, thank you...

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On February 6, 2019, the Department of Commerce notified the Mexican signatories to the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico that the Department intends to withdraw from the Agreement, consistent with Section VI.B. Section VI.B of the Agreement states that “[t]he signatories or the Department may withdraw from this Agreement upon ninety days written notice to the other party.”...

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Statement of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union Address

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In his State of the Union address, President Trump laid out an optimistic bipartisan vision to continue building on the accomplishments of his first two years in office. Under President Trump’s leadership, common-sense policies have brought hope to the forgotten American worker. The President’s strong defense and foreign policy initiatives have restored American leadership on the international...

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of plastic decorative ribbon from China, finding that exporters have sold plastic decorative ribbon at less than fair value in the United States at rates ranging from 54.21 to 370.04 percent. In addition, Commerce determined that...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Concludes Successful 2018

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The U.S. Department of Commerce was hard at work this year protecting American trade and security interests, reforming outdated government practices, planning the critical decennial census, providing crucial weather information to protect lives and property, stewarding the Nation’s marine resources, in addition to supporting minority and community economic development, among countless other vital...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Steel Propane Cylinders from China and Thailand

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of steel propane cylinders from China and Thailand, determining that exporters from these countries have been found dumping this product at margins of 8.27 to 83.50 percent for China, and of 9.85 percent for Thailand. As a result of today’s...

New Memorandum of Understanding with Côte d’Ivoire Slated to Strengthen the United States’ Ties to Africa

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Guest blog post by Janel Edens, Office of Africa, International Trade Administration On December 7 th , 2018, the U.S.-Côte d’Ivoire Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on behalf of the government of the United States and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcel Amon-Tanoh on behalf of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire. “We are fundamentally...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Cote d’Ivoire MOU Signing Ceremony

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Thank you Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcel Amon-Tanoh for making the trip to the United States and to Washington, D.C., representing your great nation at this historic event. I know that you hail from the “Jewel of West Africa,” a wonderful, and increasingly stable nation that our President’s Advisory Council for Doing Business in Africa visited earlier this year on its fact-finding trip through...