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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Announces Additions to Entity List including Iranian Nuclear Scientists and Other Suppliers of Iran’s and Pakistan’s WMD Programs

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The Bureau of Industry and Security in the Department of Commerce announced today that it will add six individuals and 18 corporations to the Entity List for enabling or assisting with Iran’s nuclear program, Pakistan’s unsafeguarded nuclear and missile programs, and Russian military modernization efforts. The Entity List additions include five Iranian nuclear officials, one company in Iran, two...

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the 2020 Census and COVID-19

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The U.S. Census Bureau is carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will fulfill our obligation to deliver the 2020 Census counts to the President of the United States. It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker. To date, over 2 million households have already responded online, and the...

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's Declaration of a National Emergency

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President Trump continued his strong leadership in the face of this crisis by declaring a National Emergency today to make more resources rapidly available to continue fighting COVID-19. It is this very leadership that has saved countless lives since the outbreak began. We are all grateful to the American companies that are stepping up and doing their part to ensure the American public has access...

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's Address to the Nation Regarding COVID-19

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President Trump has made the safety, security, and health of the American people his top priority from day one of this Administration. Since the very beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, the President has taken an unprecedented whole-of-government approach to protect the American people. After consulting with top government health officials, yesterday the President continued to take decisive...

Department of Commerce Asks for Public Input on Huawei Temporary General License Extensions

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced today it was seeking public comments on March 10-25, 2020 the continuing need for, and scope of, possible future extensions of the Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-United States affiliates (Huawei) on the Entity List. At the same time, the Department extended the TGL...

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director Andrei Iancu on the Election of Daren Tang as WIPO Director General

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The Department of Commerce and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office congratulate Daren Tang, Singapore’s Chief Executive of Intellectual Property, on his election to the post of Director General for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Wilbur L. Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, praised the nomination. “The election of Daren Tang as Director General of the World Intellectual...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on UN “Blacklist” of Companies

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On February 12, 2020, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a “blacklist” of companies, including several U.S. companies, that do business in Israel-controlled territories. Boycotts against Israel and companies doing business with and in Israel are contrary to longstanding U.S. policy. The UN “blacklist” is anti-business, seeks to isolate Israel, has no factual basis or...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Earl Comstock

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I would like to thank Earl Comstock for honoring his commitment to serve for three years as Director of Policy and Strategic Planning at the Department of Commerce. I value his wise counsel, his deep policy expertise, his innovative thinking and leadership, and I thank him for his service to the American people. I know he will excel in whatever new role he takes on and wish him the very best.