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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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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Concludes Successful 2019

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Throughout 2019, under the leadership of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the U.S. Department of Commerce and thousands of its employees worked together to maintain the safety of American citizens, fuel the continuing economic revival, and produce new data products while preparing for the 2020 Decennial Census. “During the past year, the work of the Department has proven to be essential to...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Five Affirmative Final Circumvention Determinations on Steel Products from Vietnam

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced five affirmative final antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) circumvention determinations involving steel products that are produced in Korea and Taiwan, shipped to Vietnam for minor processing, and then exported to the United States as corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) and cold-rolled steel (CRS) – in circumvention of existing...

Top 5 Commerce Blogs of 2019

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This past year, the Commerce Department and its diverse bureaus and agencies were active in promoting job creation and economic growth, ensuring fair and reciprocal trade, leveling the playing field for American workers, and providing critical economic data to policymakers and the public. To close out the year, we have put together a list of our top blogs for 2019. This past year, our readers top...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, and Vietnam

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of utility scale wind towers from Canada, Indonesia, and Vietnam, finding that exporters from these countries received countervailable subsidies at rates of 1.09 percent, 20.29 percent, and 2.43 percent, respectively. As a result of today’s decisions...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Dried Tart Cherries from Turkey

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey, finding that exporters from this country have sold dried tart cherries at less than fair value in the United States at rates ranging from 541.29 percent to 648.35 percent. In addition, the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Quartz Surface Products from India and Turkey

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of quartz surface products from India and Turkey, finding that exporters from these countries sold quartz surface products at less than fair value in the United States at the following rates: India – 2.62 to 5.05 percent Turkey – 0.00 percent to 4.88...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Taiwan

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan, finding that exporters from this country have dumped carbon and alloy steel threaded rod in the United States at a margin of 32.26 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Circumvention of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Hardwood Plywood Products from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) circumvention rulings involving exports of hardwood plywood products from China, finding that hardwood and decorative plywood with veneers made of certain types of softwood (radiata and/or agathis pine) circumvent existing orders. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Magnesium from Israel

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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 magnesium from Israel, finding that exporters from this country have sold magnesium at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 218.98 percent. In addition, Commerce determined that exporters from Israel received...

U.S. International Trade Commission Affirmative Injury Vote Reinforces Commerce’s Tomato Suspension Agreement

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Today, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 4-0, making an affirmative determination that dumped tomatoes from Mexico threaten to injure the American tomato industry. As a result, the recently finalized agreement – negotiated by the Department of Commerce – suspending the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico will remain in place. Secretary of Commerce...