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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 Finds Circumvention of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Hardwood Plywood Products from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) circumvention rulings involving exports of hardwood plywood products from China, finding that hardwood and decorative plywood with veneers made of certain types of softwood (radiata and/or agathis pine) circumvent existing orders. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Magnesium from Israel

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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 magnesium from Israel, finding that exporters from this country have sold magnesium at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 218.98 percent. In addition, Commerce determined that exporters from Israel received...

U.S. International Trade Commission Affirmative Injury Vote Reinforces Commerce’s Tomato Suspension Agreement

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Today, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 4-0, making an affirmative determination that dumped tomatoes from Mexico threaten to injure the American tomato industry. As a result, the recently finalized agreement – negotiated by the Department of Commerce – suspending the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico will remain in place. Secretary of Commerce...

Keynote Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Overseas Security Advisory Council’s 34th Annual Briefing

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It is my honor to be here today at the 34th Annual Briefing of OSAC. Your efforts over the decades have been instrumental in assuring the safety of Americans overseas, and contributing to the economic and cultural vitality of the United States and countries of throughout the world. I am a direct beneficiary of the Diplomatic Security Service run by the Department of State, having traveled...

U.S. Department of Commerce Extends Huawei Temporary General License

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Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will extend for 90 days the Temporary General License (TGL) authorizing specific, limited engagements in transactions involving the export, reexport, and transfer of items – under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) – to Huawei and its non-U.S. affiliates which are subject to the Entity...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India, finding exporters from these nations have dumped yarn in the United States at margins ranging from 76.07 to 77.15 percent and 17.62 to 47.51 percent, respectively. Commerce also...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Forged Steel Fittings from India and Korea

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether forged steel fittings from India and Korea are being dumped in the United States and to find if producers in India are receiving unfair subsidies. These investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by Bonney Forge Corporation...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Ceramic Tile from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of ceramic tile from China, finding that exporters from this country have dumped ceramic tile in the United States at margins ranging from 114.49 to 356.02 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Steel Staples from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of certain collated steel staples from China, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 12.38 to 156.99 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous from Canada

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada, finding that exporters from this country have dumped sodium sulfate anhydrous in the United States at a rate of 9.85 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border...