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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...

Commerce Department to Add Two Dozen Chinese Companies with Ties to WMD and Military Activities to the Entity List

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The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced it will add 24 governmental and commercial organizations to the Entity List for engaging in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The entities, based in China, Hong Kong, and the Cayman Islands, represent a significant risk of supporting procurement of items for...

Department of Commerce Asks for Public Input on Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusion Process

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on how to improve the exclusion process for tariffs and quotas imposed on steel and aluminum imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (“Section 232”). The notice of inquiry, which went on public display today at the Federal Register, states that BIS will accept comment submissions...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the 2020 NOAA Hurricane Outlook

Welcome everyone, and thank you for joining us for today’s annual NOAA Outlook on the 2020 Hurricane Season. The United States is fortunate to have the world’s best scientists, computer and modeling experts, and meteorologists providing us with ever-increasingly accurate forecasts of tropical storms. These experts are constantly learning from current and past weather events. They are analyzing...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 5th American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting

Thank you, Ivanka, for your dedication to America’s workers and for shepherding this initiative over the past year. And thank you for leading this timely and important call. We greatly appreciate the Board members’ desire to contribute immediately to the nation’s economic recovery policy discussions and not wait until our next scheduled meeting for late June. We also thank the Board Members who...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Seventh Meeting of the National Space Council

Thank you, Vice President Pence, for the opportunity to update the National Space Council on the work being done at the Department of Commerce to implement Space Policy Directives Two and Three. I am pleased to report that after innumerable discussions with industry and government agencies, a new remote sensing rule has been finalized and has been published this morning on the Federal Register...

Commerce Department Releases New Regulations to Support U.S. Leadership in Commercial Satellite Remote Sensing Industry

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released new regulations to improve the licensing process for private U.S. satellite remote sensing operations, helping ensure continued U.S. leadership in a critical commercial space industry. The new final rules increase openness and transparency in the licensing process, will eliminate most restrictions on how licensed remote sensing systems may be...