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American businesses thrive when they compete internationally on a level playing field. We work to level the field by enforcing U.S. trade laws and ensuring that foreign governments comply with international agreements.

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Briefing on Iran Arms EO and AEOI Sanctions

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...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Draft Amendment to the Suspension Agreement on Uranium from the Russian Federation

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (Rosatom), on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation, initialed a draft amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (Agreement), which was originally signed in 1992. This amendment, if finalized, will extend the Agreement to...

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Enhanced Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the adoption of a final rule modernizing the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system. Commerce also announced plans to unveil a new online platform for SIMA on Commerce’s website in October. “These significant improvements to SIMA will enable Commerce and the public to more readily identify transshipment and circumvention involving steel...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Department of Commerce's Investment Advisory Council

Thank you for the kind introduction and welcome to the second meeting of your Council. Unfortunately, due to COVID, we were unable do a lot of good things over the past six months, and I especially regret the cancellation of the SelectUSA Investment Summit. Since the start of my tenure at Commerce, the Summit has been a highlight for me each year. I was also looking forward to your second meeting...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trump Continues to Fulfill his Promises on Trade

President Donald J. Trump has implemented more initiatives permanently improving our economy than any president who has preceded him. We have experienced tremendous accomplishments over the last three and a half years as the Trump administration has implemented tax, regulatory, workforce, and trade policies that make the United States the number-one country for investment in new and expanded...

Commerce Department Further Restricts Huawei Access to U.S. Technology and Adds Another 38 Affiliates to the Entity List

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) today further restricted access by Huawei Technologies (Huawei) and its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List to items produced domestically and abroad from U.S. technology and software. In addition, BIS added another 38 Huawei affiliates to the Entity List, which imposes a license requirement for all items subject...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Trade Representative Virtual Field Hearing on Seasonal and Perishable Produce

Introduced by USTR Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Participants include U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer; Chief Agricultural Negotiator Ambassador Gregg Doud; USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue; E&C Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Kessler; and USDA Under Secretary Ted McKinney. Thank you, Ambassador Lighthizer, for your steadfast commitment and devotion to American producers and American workers...

Commerce Department Adds Eleven Chinese Entities Implicated in Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang to the Entity List

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The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added to the Entity List 11 Chinese companies implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labor, involuntary collection of biometric data, and genetic analyses targeted at Muslim minority groups from the...

Department of Commerce Asks for Public Input on Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusion Process

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on how to improve the exclusion process for tariffs and quotas imposed on steel and aluminum imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (“Section 232”). The notice of inquiry, which went on public display today at the Federal Register, states that BIS will accept comment submissions...

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...