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The Department of Commerce is focused on continuing to bring manufacturing into the 21st century across the United States through innovative new techniques, a next-gen workforce and a driven economy. Through Manufacturing USA, Commerce is able to reach new heights in sector innovation and funding.

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The Trump Administration is Building a Stronger Future

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Since I started at the Department of Commerce, I have found great enjoyment visiting private businesses to learn about how they are growing their local economy and creating jobs in their communities. This has been particularly rewarding as the President makes great strides in creating the conditions for a thriving, robust economy—especially in my home state of Pennsylvania. Last week, I was...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the South Carolina International Trade Conference, South Carolina Port Authority

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Thank you very much for that kind introduction. And thank you, all of you, for your hospitality. And thank you to your state for its continued engagement with the Commerce Department’s SelectUSA Investment Summit. By attracting foreign companies, South Carolina helps supply chains and creates U.S. jobs far beyond your local communities. Your state is a leader in advanced manufacturing. You’ve done...

Manufacturing Leads as Top Sector for Foreign Direct Investment in the United States

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The following is a cross-post by Maureen Book, Research Analyst, SelectUSA With Manufacturing Day fast approaching on October 5, this is a great opportunity to recognize the important role that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays in the U.S. manufacturing sector. Throughout the past 20 years, the manufacturing sector has been the largest recipient of all foreign direct investment in the United...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Introduces a New Tool to Deliver Access to Global Steel Trade Statistics

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the release of the new interactive Global Steel Trade Monitor. The monitor, developed by the Department of Commerce’s Enforcement and Compliance unit within the International Trade Administration, provides extensive and timely steel trade data for the top 20 global steel importing countries and top 20 global steel exporting countries. “Timely...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Trade Town Hall Meeting at North Dakota State College of Science in Fargo

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It is a pleasure to be here with all of you in North Dakota. You live up to your state’s motto — strength from the soil. You sell $5 billion a year of soybeans, wheat, and corn, and produce enough beef to make more than 100 million hamburgers annually. Harold Hamm and others kicked off the shale oil and gas boom that has made our country the new energy powerhouse it is. These factors plus your...

Op-Ed: Our National Security Depends on a Healthy Aluminum Industry

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The United States cannot expect to field a modern military if it does not have the capability to produce the high-purity aluminum required to build and maintain armaments used by our military. President Donald J. Trump understands this essential principle, and therefore made a historic decision on March 8, 2018, to apply a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum from any country that has not...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of large diameter welded pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey. Commerce preliminarily determined that exporters from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey have sold large diameter welded pipe at less than fair value in the...

Op-Ed: White House Help for Aluminum Industry Benefits Western Kentucky, Workers

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By Mike Bless, President and Chief Executive Officer, Century Aluminum Wednesday, Kentucky will welcome U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to usher in a new era of economic growth for the commonwealth. Century Aluminum, America’s largest primary aluminum producer, will host a ceremonial restart as we increase production at the Hawesville, Kentucky primary aluminum smelter by 60 percent. That will...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Impose an Additional Tariff on Imported Steel

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Following President Trump’s signing of a Presidential Proclamation imposing an additional tariff on steel products from the Republic of Turkey, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the following statement: “Today, President Trump increased the Section 232 tariff rate on steel from 25 percent to 50 percent on imports of steel articles from the Republic of Turkey. Since the imposition of...

Opening Statement by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Senate Committee on Finance

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Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the actions we have taken to assure the continued viability of our important steel and aluminum industries. The reports I submitted to the president this past January, pursuant to section 232 of the trade expansion act of 1962 found that steel and aluminum imports threaten to impair...