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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 Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Certain Collated Steel Staples from China, Korea, and Taiwan

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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 collated steel staples from China, Korea, and Taiwan are being dumped in the United States and to determine if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. These antidumping and countervailing duty investigations were initiated...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India

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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 polyester textured yarn from China and India, finding that exporters from China have dumped polyester textured yarn in the United States at margins of 76.07 percent and 77.15 percent, while exporters from India have dumped polyester textured yarn in...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Steel Propane Cylinders from China and Thailand

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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 steel propane cylinders from China and Thailand (AD only), determining that exporters from China and Thailand have sold steel propane cylinders at less than fair value in the United States at the following rates: China – 25.52...

Secretary Wilbur Ross Statement on Meeting with Mexico's Secretary of Economy

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On June 3, 2019, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the following statement following his meeting with Mexico's Secretary of Economy Graciela Márquez Colín at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.: Today, I met with Mexico’s Minister of Economy, Graciela Marquez, to discuss bilateral trade and United States’ upcoming plan to tariff Mexican goods at 5%. We also discussed next...

U.S. Department Of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Aluminum Wire and Cable from China

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of aluminum wire and cable from China, finding that that exporters from China have dumped aluminum wire and cable in the United States at a margin of 58.51 to 63.47 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Mattresses 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 mattresses from China, finding that exporters from China have dumped mattresses in the United States at margins ranging from 38.56 to 1,731.75 percent. As a result of today’s decisions, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to...

U.S. Department Of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs from China, Germany, and Mexico

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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 refillable stainless steel kegs from China, Germany, and Mexico, finding that exporters from China, Germany, and Mexico have dumped refillable stainless steel kegs in the United States at the following rates: China – 2.01 to 79.71 percent Germany – 8...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Certain Quartz Surface Products from India and Turkey

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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 quartz surface products from India and Turkey are being dumped in the United States and to determine if producers in India and Turkey are receiving unfair subsidies. These antidumping and countervailing duty investigations were...

The Department of Commerce Amends Countervailing Duty Process

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WASHINGTON – Today, under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to impose countervailing duties on countries that act to undervalue their currency relative to the dollar, resulting in a subsidy to their exports. U.S. law defines a countervailable subsidy as a financial contribution from a government...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Vertical Metal File Cabinets from China

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether vertical metal file cabinets from China are being dumped in the United States and to determine if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. These antidumping and countervailing duty investigations were initiated based...