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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to Initiate Section 232 Investigation into Imports of Laminations and Wound Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced he will initiate an investigation into whether laminations for stacked cores for incorporation into transformers, stacked and wound cores for incorporation into transformers, electrical transformers, and transformer regulators are being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Henry Childs

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Henry Childs, National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, is leaving the Department of Commerce for a new role promoting economic development in urban and distressed areas. I am very grateful to Henry for his three years of service to the Trump Administration and I wish him well in his new endeavors.

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Q1 2020 GDP Advance Estimate

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Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the advance estimate for gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2020, finding that real gross domestic product contracted at an annual rate of 4.8 percent. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement in response: "Today’s GDP numbers are weak, but in line with expectations as a...

Commerce Tightens Restrictions on Technology Exports to Combat Chinese, Russian and Venezuelan Military Circumvention Efforts

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The Department of Commerce announced today new export control actions to prevent efforts by entities in China, Russia, and Venezuela to acquire U.S. technology that could be used in development of weapons, military aircraft, or surveillance technology through civilian supply chains, or under civilian-use pretenses, for military end uses and military end-users. "It is important to consider the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham Statement on 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

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The 2020 Census is underway and more households across America are responding every day. Over 70 million households have responded to date, representing over 48% of all households in America. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau is adjusting 2020 Census operations in order to: Protect the health and safety of the American public and Census Bureau employees. Implement guidance...

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's Signing of the CARES Act

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Thank you President Trump, Secretary Mnuchin, and our Congressional leaders of both parties for your work to pass today's historic legislation to bring much needed relief to the American people and our businesses. President Trump’s signing of the CARES Act today authorizes the rapid delivery of more than $2 trillion in critical aid for American workers, families, and businesses affected by the...

Department of Commerce Extends Public Comment Period for Input on Huawei Temporary General License Extensions

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Today, the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced an extension of the public comment period on Huawei Temporary General License Extensions through April 22, 2020. BIS is seeking input on the continuing need for, and scope of, possible future extensions of the Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Dr. John Fleming

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Dr. John Fleming, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development (EDA), has joined the White House staff, where he will serve as senior advisor to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. On behalf of the entire Department, I am grateful to Dr. Fleming for his years of service to the American people and congratulate him on this opportunity to continue in that calling. Dana Gartzke, EDA’s Chief of...