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American businesses thrive when they compete internationally on a level playing field. We work to level the field by enforcing U.S. trade laws and ensuring that foreign governments comply with international agreements.

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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 2020 Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Virtual Meeting

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Introduced by Deputy Secretary Stephen Biegun, U.S. Department of State Thank you, Stephen. And thank you also to Ivanka for your leadership combatting the horrors of human trafficking and forced labor. My thanks to the Advisory Councils and all of our federal agencies for your hard work and contributions to ending modern slavery. My Department stands together with you in full support of this...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Rio Tinto Resolution Copper Site Visit Roundtable in Phoenix, Arizona

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Introduced by Andrew Lyle, Project Director, Resolution Copper. Thank you, Andrew, for that kind introduction, and for welcoming me to what will soon be North America’s largest copper production facility. It is great to be here with all of you, at one of the largest untapped copper deposits in the world. And my thanks to Mayor Mila Besich for joining us this morning. Your work has been...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From 18 Countries

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of common alloy aluminum sheet (CAAS) from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey. This follows recent preliminary affirmative...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finalizes 20-Year Amendment to the Suspension Agreement on Uranium from the Russian Federation

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The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (Rosatom), on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation, have signed a final amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (Agreement). This amendment extends the Agreement through 2040 and reduces U.S. reliance on uranium from Russia...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Briefing on Iran Arms EO and AEOI Sanctions

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I am grateful for our President’s commitment to ending Iran’s nuclear, ballistic missile, and conventional weapons undertakings – pursuits that it uses to deliberately threaten and terrorize the rest of the world. And in that spirit, today, the U.S. Department of Commerce is adding five Iranian scientists to the Entity List for enabling or assisting Iran’s nuclear development program, actions that...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Draft Amendment to the Suspension Agreement on Uranium from the Russian Federation

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (Rosatom), on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation, initialed a draft amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (Agreement), which was originally signed in 1992. This amendment, if finalized, will extend the Agreement to...

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Enhanced Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the adoption of a final rule modernizing the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system. Commerce also announced plans to unveil a new online platform for SIMA on Commerce’s website in October. “These significant improvements to SIMA will enable Commerce and the public to more readily identify transshipment and circumvention involving steel...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Department of Commerce's Investment Advisory Council

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Thank you for the kind introduction and welcome to the second meeting of your Council. Unfortunately, due to COVID, we were unable do a lot of good things over the past six months, and I especially regret the cancellation of the SelectUSA Investment Summit. Since the start of my tenure at Commerce, the Summit has been a highlight for me each year. I was also looking forward to your second meeting...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trump Continues to Fulfill his Promises on Trade

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President Donald J. Trump has implemented more initiatives permanently improving our economy than any president who has preceded him. We have experienced tremendous accomplishments over the last three and a half years as the Trump administration has implemented tax, regulatory, workforce, and trade policies that make the United States the number-one country for investment in new and expanded...

Commerce Department Further Restricts Huawei Access to U.S. Technology and Adds Another 38 Affiliates to the Entity List

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) today further restricted access by Huawei Technologies (Huawei) and its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List to items produced domestically and abroad from U.S. technology and software. In addition, BIS added another 38 Huawei affiliates to the Entity List, which imposes a license requirement for all items subject...