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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 Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Rubber Bands from China and Thailand

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of rubber bands from China and Thailand, finding that exporters have dumped rubber bands in the United States at margins of 27.27 percent for China, and from 0.00 to 5.86 percent for Thailand. As a result of today’s decisions, Commerce will instruct U.S...

President Trump Signs Proclamation Allowing Steel and Aluminum Product Exclusions for Quota Countries

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Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation allowing Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to provide targeted relief from quotas imposed under Section 232 on steel from South Korea, Argentina, and Brazil, and aluminum from Argentina. “President Trump has once again shown his commitment to American workers and businesses, protecting our national security from the threat posed by steel and...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations on Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter from China

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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 certain steel wheels 12 to 16.5 inches in diameter from China are being dumped in the United States and to determine if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. These investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination on Glycine from China and India, Negative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination on Glycine from Thailand

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of glycine from China and India, and the negative preliminary determination in the CVD investigation of imports of glycine from Thailand. The Department of Commerce found that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from: China – 144.01...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination of Imports of Certain Steel Wheels from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of certain steel wheels from China, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 58.75 to 172.51 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Cast Iron Soil Pipe from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of cast iron soil pipe from China, finding that exporters have been dumping cast iron soil pipe in the United States at margins of 302.61 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 Announces Selection of ZTE Special Compliance Coordinator

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. announced the selection of Roscoe C. Howard, Jr. to be the Special Compliance Coordinator (SCC) for Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (collectively, ZTE). The Special Compliance Coordinator was selected after a rigorous search by the Bureau of...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Century Aluminum Smelter in Hawesville, Kentucky

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Thank you, Dustin, for that kind introduction, and thank you Michael Bless and the workers here in Hawesville for graciously hosting me and our team from the Department of Commerce. We are honored to be here to celebrate this historic day. We just finished touring the famous Hawesville plant, the re-opening pot line, and meeting with Century’s executive team and workers. I can’t tell you how...

Op-Ed: Our National Security Depends on a Healthy Aluminum Industry

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The United States cannot expect to field a modern military if it does not have the capability to produce the high-purity aluminum required to build and maintain armaments used by our military. President Donald J. Trump understands this essential principle, and therefore made a historic decision on March 8, 2018, to apply a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum from any country that has not...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of large diameter welded pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey. Commerce preliminarily determined that exporters from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey have sold large diameter welded pipe at less than fair value in the...