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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on President Biden’s Action to Protect American Workers and Businesses from China’s Unfair Trade Practices 

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo issued the following statement on President Biden’s decision to direct the United States Trade Representative to increase tariffs under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 on $18 billion of imports from China to protect American workers and businesses. “President Biden is taking decisive action to ensure unfair trade practices do not threaten our...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the National Association of District Export Councils’ Annual Export Conference

Thank you, Jonathan, for that introduction. You, Vice-Chair Anne Burkett and your amazing team have done an excellent job putting this event together. It’s so great to be with you again this year to speak with you about our work at Commerce to support our exporters. It was 50 years ago that then-Secretary of Commerce Frederick B. Dent established the District Export Councils program to help...

Department of Commerce Restricts Export of All Firearms to Non-Government Entities in High-Risk Countries

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released an interim final rule (IFR) amending the Department’s licensing policy for exports of firearms, ammunition, and related components under its jurisdiction. The changes being announced are intended to reduce the risk of legally exported firearms and related items being diverted or misused to fuel regional...

U.S-EU Joint Statement of the Trade and Technology Council

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The following was issued by the White House Leuven, Belgium I. Introduction The sixth ministerial meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (“TTC”) took place in Leuven, Belgium, on 4 and 5 April 2024. It was co-chaired by European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, United States Secretary of State Antony...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the BIS Update Conference

Hello everyone! I’m very pleased to be back here today speaking with you all. I’d like to give a big thank you to the BIS team for putting together this remarkable conference. The last time I spoke at this conference was in 2022. Looking back, I don’t think anyone expected that in two years’ time, Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine would still be ongoing. But I believe that is a...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit

Thank you, Troy, for that introduction. Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be here with our partners at U.S. Customs and Border Protection to kick off the Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit. This summit could not come at a better time, as all of us here – business and government – remain focused on ensuring the continued reliability, safety, and security of cross-border trade in goods and...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with Republic of Korea Minister of Trade Cheong In-kyo

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Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves met with Minister for Trade of the Republic of Korea Cheong In-kyo. Deputy Secretary Graves congratulated Minister Cheong on his recent appointment as Minister of Trade. The meeting highlighted planning efforts to convene the first U.S.-Japan-Korea Trilateral Commerce and Industry Ministerial Meeting. They also discussed bilateral efforts to advance U...

Department of Commerce Issues Final Antidumping Duty Determinations for Tin Mill Products from Multiple Trading Partners and the Final Countervailing Duty Determination for Tin Mill Products from the People’s Republic of China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its findings that imports of tin mill products from Canada, China, Germany, and the Republic of Korea are being unfairly priced, i.e., dumped, into the U.S. market, and imports of tin mill products from China are also being subsidized. Commerce also finds that imports of tin mill products from the Netherlands, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom...

Raimondo Statement on Steel and Aluminum Tariff Rate Quota Extension

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement after President Biden signed two Presidential Proclamations to extend the European Union’s access to U.S. tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for steel and aluminum for two additional years. “President Biden’s economic agenda is rooted in standing up for American families, workers, and businesses. The actions he’s taking today to...

Department of Commerce Hosts Ukraine Defense Industrial Base Conference

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See video of the speaker series during the event HERE This week, the Department of Commerce hosted a series of speakers and meetings as part of the first day of the Defense Industrial Base Conference to convene more than 300 U.S. and Ukrainian industry and government representatives to explore opportunities for co-production and other industrial cooperation with Ukraine. The conference is part of...