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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on Actions Taken Under ICTS Supply Chain Executive Order

Press releases
Today, the Department of Commerce served subpoenas on multiple Chinese companies that provide information and communications technology and services (ICTS) in the United States. The subpoenas were issued to support requirements for the review of transactions pursuant to Executive Order 13873. The actions taken today are an important step in investigating whether the transactions involving these...

Commerce Implements New Export Controls on Burma and Makes Entity List Additions in Response to the Military Coup and Escalating Violence against Peaceful Protesters

Press releases
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has implemented new restrictions on exports and reexports to Burma, and transfers (in-country) within Burma, of sensitive items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in response to the military coup and escalating violence against peaceful protesters. BIS has also added to the Entity List four entities - two Burmese...

Section 232 Exclusions

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Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of Aluminum on U.S. National Security

232 Exclusions Portal Press Release (June 13, 2019) 232 Exclusions Portal (as of June 13, 2019) Find Objections, Rebuttals, and Surrebutals on Regulations.gov Tariff Exclusion Process Announced on 3/18/2018 NEW U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process Presidential Proclamation on 3/8/2018 Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the...

Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of Steel on U.S. National Security

232 Exclusions Portal Press Release (June 13, 2019) 232 Exclusions Portal (as of June 13, 2019) Find Objections, Rebuttals, and Surrebutals on Regulations.gov Tariff Exclusion Process Announced on 3/18/2018 U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process Presidential Proclamation on 3/8/2018 Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United...

Strengthen U.S. Economic and National Security

Economic security is national security. America is safer when important technology and essential products are produced domestically. Today, our nation’s economic prosperity and security are challenged by competitors and adversaries that engage in illegal trade practices, steal intellectual property (IP), and engage in cybercrime. Extreme weather, such as the six Category 4 or higher hurricanes...

Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of Aluminum on U.S. National Security

Tariff Exclusion Process Announced on 3/18/2018 NEW U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process Presidential Proclamation on 3/8/2018 Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States Section 232 Investigation Report Released on 2/16/2018 Secretary Ross Releases Steel and Aluminum 232 Reports in Coordination with White House...

Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of Steel on U.S. National Security

Tariff Exclusion Process Announced on 3/18/2018 NEW U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process Presidential Proclamation on 3/8/2018 Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States Section 232 Investigation Report Released on 2/16/2018 Secretary Ross Releases Steel and Aluminum 232 Reports in Coordination with White House Report...

Fact Sheet: Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidies of Imports of 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People’s Republic of China

Fact sheets
View full PDF with charts On March 21, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The AD and CVD laws provide U.S. businesses and workers with a transparent, quasi...