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Commerce Addresses Huawei’s Efforts to Undermine Entity List, Restricts Products Designed and Produced with U.S. Technologies

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) today announced plans to protect U.S. national security by restricting Huawei’s ability to use U.S. technology and software to design and manufacture its semiconductors abroad. This announcement cuts off Huawei’s efforts to undermine U.S. export controls. BIS is amending its longstanding foreign-produced direct product rule and the Entity List to narrowly...

Department of Commerce Issues Expected Final 90-Day Extension of Temporary General License Authorizations

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The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today it is extending the terms of the existing Temporary General License (TGL) authorizations for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-U.S. affiliates (Huawei) on the Entity List for 90 days. The terms and duration of any future general licenses will be announced prior to the expiration of this 90-day time period. This announcement follows public...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Praises Plans by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to Build Semiconductor Facility in Arizona

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised today’s announcement by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) of plans to invest approximately $12 billion to construct a new 5-nanometer semiconductor production facility in Arizona. This manufacturing facility will be one of only two of its kind globally capable of producing the world’s most advanced semiconductors. TSMC’s planned...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Joins Board Meeting of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross joined the teleconference board meeting of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation. Secretary Ross and the Automotive Innovation board members discussed the Administration and automotive industry’s responses to current challenges facing the automotive industry, as well as the industry’s efforts to support domestic supply chain and personal protection...

Secretary of Commerce Allocates $300 Million in CARES Act Aid to U.S. Fishermen and Seafood Industries Impacted by COVID-19

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the allocation of $300 million in economic relief to U.S. fishermen and seafood industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds were allocated as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law on March 27 by President Trump. Commercial fishing, charter/for-hire businesses, qualified aquaculture...

Statement From Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's Signing of the Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth

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America is an ocean nation with the laws, the resources, the tools, and the expertise to be a seafood superpower. Unfortunately and unnecessarily, our country overwhelmingly relies on imports to meet our seafood demands. Today, President Trump took bold action to secure America’s place as a seafood superpower by removing unnecessary regulations that restrict our seafood industry. This action...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Availability of $1.5 Billion in CARES Act Funds to Aid Communities Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting applications from eligible grantees for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) supplemental funds (EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance) intended to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. “President Trump is working...

U.S. Department of Commerce to Initiate Section 232 Investigation into Mobile Crane Imports

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that the Department will initiate an investigation into whether the quantities or circumstances of mobile crane imports into the United States threaten to impair the national security. This decision follows a petition filed by domestic producer, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (Manitowoc), on December 19, 2019, requesting that the Department of...