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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance Roundtable

Thank you to the member companies from the Wyoming Valley and the “Diamond City.” Your workers, your families, and your communities are the lifeblood of our nation. It is also a special pleasure to have Congressman Dan Meuser join us today. I am pleased to be in the city that gave us the scriptwriter of “Citizen Kane”; the renowned quantum physicist David Bohm; and the founder of Planters Peanuts...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Under Donald Trump’s Leadership, the U.S. Economy Will Come Back Strong

There is no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically impacted our day-to-day lives. Americans are making adjustments to everything from their morning routines to how they’re managing their money. Families have yearned for good economic news for several months now, and last week we saw the beginning of an economic revival they’ve so desperately needed. By multiple predictions, May and June...

Commerce Clears Way for U.S. Companies to More Fully Engage in Tech Standards-Development Bodies

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced a new rule today ensuring U.S. industry’s ability to more fully contribute to standards-development activities in the telecommunications sector. International standards serve as the critical building blocks for technological development by enabling functionality, interoperability, and safety. U.S. participation and leadership in standard-setting...

Commerce Department Announces NTIA Pilot Program with HHS, FDA to Fight Illegal Online Opioid Sales

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Today, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a 120-day pilot program to curb illegal online sales of unapproved opioids. Under the program, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will work with three domain name registries, Neustar (.us), Verisign (.com, .net) and...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Fibertex Nonwovens Facility in Gray Court, South Carolina

It is great to be here with all of you and to be on the ground to witness your industrial response to the COVID-19 crisis. It’s also wonderful to be here with Governor McMaster. You have been so instrumental in this state remaining an industrial powerhouse. All Americans are thankful of this state’s continued investment and commitment to textile production. I am also grateful for the swift action...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Initiates Section 232 Investigation into Imports of Vanadium

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has initiated an investigation into whether the present quantities or circumstances of vanadium imports into the United States threaten to impair the national security. This decision follows review of the petition filed by domestic producers, AMG Vanadium LLC (Cambridge, OH), and U.S. Vanadium LLC (Hot Springs, AR), on November 19, 2019, requesting that the...

Commerce Department Invests $10 Million in Florida to Support Business Recovery Efforts and Advanced Manufacturing

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FORT PIERCE, FL – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced $10 million in Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants to the state of Florida during a visit to Indian River State College (IRSC) in Ft. Pierce. The two EDA grants will help recovering businesses gain access to capital and will fund the construction of a new IRSC worker training facility to bolster the region’s...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Boating Industry Roundtable Discussion Maverick Boating Group in Fort Pierce, Florida

Scott Deal, CEO and Founder of Maverick Boating Group, introduced Secretary Ross. Thank you, Scott, for the kind introduction, and thank you for hosting us at this impressive new facility. When we met a few years ago, you insisted that the recreational sportfishing industry was a big and important driver of GDP throughout the country. And you were right. Prior to the onslaught of COVID-19, the...

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) Convenes Inaugural Open Meeting and Virtual Listening Session

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On May 20th, the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders convened its Inaugural Open Meeting with all fourteen (14) Commissioners in attendance. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, Co-Chairs of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, provided welcoming remarks at the meeting, which...

Commerce Department to Add Nine Chinese Entities Related to Human Rights Abuses in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region to the Entity List

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The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced the impending addition of the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Public Security’s Institute of Forensic Science and eight Chinese companies to the Entity List, which will result in these parties facing new restrictions on access to U.S. technology. These nine parties are complicit in human rights violations and...