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Commerce Adds Five Scientists Involved in Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Development Program to the Entity List

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department is adding five Iranian scientists to the Entity List for enabling or assisting Iran’s nuclear development program, which is contrary to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States. The individuals added to the Entity List are Ahmad Nozad Gholik, Behnam Pouremadi, Hamid Sepehrian...

Statement on Delayed Prohibitions Related to TikTok

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In light of recent positive developments, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, at the direction of President Trump, will delay the prohibition of identified transactions pursuant to Executive Order 13942, related to the TikTok mobile application that would have been effective on Sunday, September 20, 2020, until September 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the EDA Grant Announcement Leon County Research and Development Authority Tallahassee, Florida

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Thank you, Ron, for that kind introduction and for welcoming us to this impressive Innovation Park. And my thanks also to Commissioner Dozier and Mayor Dailey for joining us this afternoon. I am grateful to all of you for your commitment to meet today in the midst of Hurricane Sally’s disruption. My prayers go out to everyone affected by the flooding, high winds, and damage caused by the storm...

Commerce Department Prohibits WeChat and TikTok Transactions to Protect the National Security of the United States

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In response to President Trump’s Executive Orders signed August 6, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) today announced prohibitions on transactions relating to mobile applications (apps) WeChat and TikTok to safeguard the national security of the United States. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has demonstrated the means and motives to use these apps to threaten the national security...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Virtual Business Forum

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Thank you, Ambassador Patterson, for the kind introduction, and for your leadership of the U.S.-Qatar Business Council. My thanks also to Tom Donohue and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for your work with the Ambassador in organizing today’s event. And a warm welcome to His Excellencies – Minister Ali bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Sheikh Halifa bin Jassim Al Thani, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal bin Qassim Al...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at MBDA’s 2020 Minority Enterprise Development Week

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It is my pleasure to participate in this year’s Minority Enterprise Development Week. This is the 35th year this conference has been held, and I congratulate the entire staff at MBDA for the hard work in making this year’s event more important than ever before. Minority and women-owned companies are essential to the economic health of our nation. We commend all of you for persevering through one...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the First Meeting of the National Council for Expanding American Innovation

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Thank you, Andrei, for the kind introduction, and for your leadership at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during these tumultuous times. I must first say how sorry I am not to be present in person. I had been eagerly awaiting this event, but recent events in the Middle East require me to be with the Qatari delegation this whole day through dinner. We commend you and your team for creating this...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

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Thank you, Mike, for hosting today’s dialogue, and for your incredible leadership on the breakthrough peace agreements in the Middle East. You have transformed the dynamics of the Middle East and have provided so many people with hope. My thanks also to his Excellencies: Al Thani, Al-Kuwari, El Emadi, and Ambassador Al Thani. We are so pleased that you are here to join these discussions. And a...