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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Trump's Executive Order: "Addressing the Threat Posed by Applications and other Software Developed or Controlled by Chinese Companies"

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Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (E.O.) titled, “Addressing the Threat Posed by Applications and other Software Developed or Controlled by Chinese Companies.” U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement in response: "Consistent with the authorities designated to the Secretary of Commerce from the President, I have directed my Department to begin...

U.S. Department of Commerce Unveils new Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the creation of the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system, which will enable Commerce to collect and publish data on aluminum imports. AIM is modeled on Commerce’s successful Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system. “AIM represents yet another step forward for the Administration’s America First trade agenda,” said Secretary...

Commerce Department Will Publish the First Military End User List Naming More Than 100 Chinese and Russian Companies

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding a new ‘Military End User’ (MEU) List, as well as the first tranche of 103 entities, which includes 58 Chinese and 45 Russian companies. The U.S. Government has determined that these companies are ‘military end users’ for purposes of the ‘military end user’ control in the EAR that applies to...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Export-Import Bank Virtual Board Meeting on Domestic Content Policy

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Thank you, Chairman Reed and Directors Bachus and Pryor, for your leadership of this Board, and for your work developing the proposal we are considering today, permitting EXIM to provide full financing packages for exports in designated transformational sectors containing at least 51 percent U.S. content. This change is an update over the current policy which stipulates an 85 percent requirement...

Statement from Secretary Ross on The Department's 77 Additions to the Entity List for Human Rights Abuses, Militarization of the South China Sea and U.S. Trade Secret Theft

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Today, the Commerce Department added 77 entities to the Entity List for actions deemed contrary to the national security or foreign policy interest of the United States. These include entities in China that enable human rights abuses, entities that supported the militarization and unlawful maritime claims in the South China Sea, entities that acquired U.S.-origin items in support of the People’s...

Commerce Adds China’s SMIC to the Entity List, Restricting Access to Key Enabling U.S. Technology

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) added Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) of China to the Entity List. BIS is taking this action to protect U.S. national security. This action stems from China’s military-civil fusion (MCF) doctrine and evidence of activities between SMIC and entities of concern in the Chinese military...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Space Commerce Accelerating

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Space has forever captured the imagination of people around the world. Starting in the late 1950s, the United States and the Soviet Union recognized the national security importance of space, fueling the initial space race that culminated in the Apollo moon landings. China’s successful lunar landings and Japan’s impressive return of a sample from the asteroid Ryugu are part of the new race to...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Trade Financing and Investment Cooperation

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The United States of America (U.S.) and Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen economic cooperation and extend trade financing and investment support to companies in Singapore and the U.S. The MOU was signed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing. “The U.S. and Singapore have enjoyed more than fifty years...