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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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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Intent to Withdraw from Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico

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On February 6, 2019, the Department of Commerce notified the Mexican signatories to the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico that the Department intends to withdraw from the Agreement, consistent with Section VI.B. Section VI.B of the Agreement states that “[t]he signatories or the Department may withdraw from this Agreement upon ninety days written notice to the other party.”...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trade Reciprocity Needed Now

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Americans live in a world where other countries impose high tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade. U.S. exporters face enormous obstacles in foreign markets, and yet, we maintain the most free and open market of any major country in the world. We have zero tariffs on 61 percent of the total value of our imports, more than 17,000 product types. On thousands of additional products, our tariffs...

Statement of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union Address

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In his State of the Union address, President Trump laid out an optimistic bipartisan vision to continue building on the accomplishments of his first two years in office. Under President Trump’s leadership, common-sense policies have brought hope to the forgotten American worker. The President’s strong defense and foreign policy initiatives have restored American leadership on the international...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Department of Justice Announcement on National Security Related Criminal Charges Against Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei

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Good afternoon. Thank you, Attorney General Whittaker for hosting us today, and thank you to all our interagency partners at Justice, the FBI, and DHS for your outstanding work on this case. The Trump Administration continues to be tougher on those who violate our sanctions and export control laws than any administration in history. As Secretary, one of my very first actions was to punish ZTE for...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Plastic Decorative Ribbon from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of plastic decorative ribbon from China, finding that exporters have sold plastic decorative ribbon at less than fair value in the United States at rates ranging from 54.21 to 370.04 percent. In addition, Commerce determined that...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Steel Propane Cylinders from China and Thailand

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of steel propane cylinders from China and Thailand, determining that exporters from these countries have been found dumping this product at margins of 8.27 to 83.50 percent for China, and of 9.85 percent for Thailand. As a result of today’s...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Applauds ITC Self-Initiation Final Determination

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross made the following statement on the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) recent unanimous decision for its final affirmative injury determinations in the antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations involving Chinese imports of common alloy aluminum sheet: “The Department of Commerce will not stand idly by while products are illicitly...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Magnesium from Israel

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether magnesium from Israel is being sold in the United States at less than fair value and to determine if producers in Israel are receiving unfair subsidies. These investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by US Magnesium LLC on...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Quartz Surface Products from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing the affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of quartz surface products from the People’s Republic of China, finding that exporters from China have been dumping these products in the United States at margins ranging from 242.10 to 341.29 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Rubber Bands from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of rubber bands from China. Commerce determined that exporters from China have sold rubber bands at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 27.27 percent. Commerce determined that exporters from China received...