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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Briefing on Iran Arms EO and AEOI Sanctions

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I am grateful for our President’s commitment to ending Iran’s nuclear, ballistic missile, and conventional weapons undertakings – pursuits that it uses to deliberately threaten and terrorize the rest of the world. And in that spirit, today, the U.S. Department of Commerce is adding five Iranian scientists to the Entity List for enabling or assisting Iran’s nuclear development program, actions that...

Department of Commerce’s Statement in response to the Inspector General’s Management Alert NO. OIG-20-050-M

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The Department has reviewed the Office of Inspector General’s management alert criticizing the Census Bureau’s plan to meet the statutory deadline of December 31, 2020 for delivery to the President of the apportionment counts for the 2020 Census (OIG Report). The OIG Report makes no recommendations to improve the compliance plan and it ignores the numerous improvements to the field collection and...

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...