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Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue

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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...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-India CEO Forum

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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...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump Announce the Members of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced the 25 members of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board . Established under Executive Order 13845 , this Board will work directly with the National Council for the American Worker, leveraging the knowledge of its members to develop and implement a strategy to revamp the American workforce to better...

Department of Commerce Joins Government-Wide Initiative to Facilitate Broadband Deployment

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross joined with other Federal agencies to announce a cohesive, across-government, strategy to promote broadband deployment. This work fulfills the President’s call to use all possible policy tools to accelerate the deployment and adoption of reliable high-speed broadband connectivity in all parts of America. The report released by the White House today outlines...

U.S. Department of Commerce Joins the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department of Commerce would join with other federal government agencies for the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. The new initiative builds on the already substantial efforts by the Trump Administration to provide increased economic opportunity for women around the world. “The world benefits when women are empowered...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Intent to Withdraw from Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico

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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.”...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trade Reciprocity Needed Now

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Americans live in a world where other countries impose high tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade. U.S. exporters face enormous obstacles in foreign markets, and yet, we maintain the most free and open market of any major country in the world. We have zero tariffs on 61 percent of the total value of our imports, more than 17,000 product types. On thousands of additional products, our tariffs...

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...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Department of Justice Announcement on National Security Related Criminal Charges Against Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei

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Good afternoon. Thank you, Attorney General Whittaker for hosting us today, and thank you to all our interagency partners at Justice, the FBI, and DHS for your outstanding work on this case. The Trump Administration continues to be tougher on those who violate our sanctions and export control laws than any administration in history. As Secretary, one of my very first actions was to punish ZTE for...

Shutdown Due to Lapse of Congressional Appropriations

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Funding for a portion of the federal government expired on December 21, 2018. The Department is prepared for a lapse in funding that would necessitate a significant reduction in operations and is currently implementing its plan. Read the United States Department of Commerce Plan for Orderly Shutdown Due to Lapse of Congressional Appropriations (updated December 18, 2018). In compliance with the...