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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Announces Additions to Entity List including Iranian Nuclear Scientists and Other Suppliers of Iran’s and Pakistan’s WMD Programs

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The Bureau of Industry and Security in the Department of Commerce announced today that it will add six individuals and 18 corporations to the Entity List for enabling or assisting with Iran’s nuclear program, Pakistan’s unsafeguarded nuclear and missile programs, and Russian military modernization efforts. The Entity List additions include five Iranian nuclear officials, one company in Iran, two...

Department of Commerce Asks for Public Input on Huawei Temporary General License Extensions

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced today it was seeking public comments on March 10-25, 2020 the continuing need for, and scope of, possible future extensions of the Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-United States affiliates (Huawei) on the Entity List. At the same time, the Department extended the TGL...

Opening Statement by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross in Support of the Department of Commerce’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request

Chairman Moran, Ranking Member Shaheen, and members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to discuss President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is a privilege to appear before you today. We are committed to working with you to grow the U.S. economy, defend our industries from unfair foreign competition, and protect...

Department of Commerce Renews Temporary General License for 45 Days

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Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced it was extending a Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List for an additional 45 days. The TGL was implemented as a measure to prevent interruption of existing network communication systems in rural U.S. regions and permit global...

Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at Oxford Union in Oxford, England

Introduced by Oxford Union President Sara Dube It is my honor to discuss the Trump economic policy as it relates to the global economy. We are incorrectly blamed for global economic problems. From the late 1980s through the early 2000s, global merchandise export growth was usually double that of world GDP growth. But during four of the past five years, goods trade growth lagged global GDP growth...

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

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Because of President Trump’s leadership, we are experiencing a comeback like never before. Our great nation is strong again and Americans who need it the most are experiencing an incredible Blue Collar Boom. From renegotiating trade deals that work for Americans to a jobs agenda that has led to the lowest unemployment rate in half a century, the American Dream is being restored for millions of...

Department of Commerce Issues Final Rule for Countervailing Unfair Currency Subsidies

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Today, under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it has published a final regulation for imposing countervailing duties on products that benefit from unfair currency subsidies which, in turn, cause harm to domestic industries. “This Currency Rule is an important step in ensuring that unfair trade practices are properly remedied,” said...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty (AD) And Countervailing Duty (CVD) Investigations of Imports of Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from Brazil and China

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced the initiation of new AD and CVD investigations to determine whether wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil and China are being dumped in the United States, and to determine if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. These AD and CVD investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by the Coalition of American...

Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico, and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Fabricated Structural Steel from China and Mexico

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of fabricated structural steel (FSS) from Canada (AD only), China and Mexico, and a negative final determination in the CVD investigation of FSS from Canada. Commerce determined that producers and/or exporters from...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Affirmative Preliminary Circumvention Ruling on Exports of Hydrofluorocarbon Blends from China

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On January 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary antidumping duty (AD) circumvention ruling involving imports of unfinished R-32/R-125 of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from China that are further processed in the U.S., and are circumventing the existing AD order on imports of HFC blends (R–404A, R-407A, R–407C, R–410A, and R–507A) from China. Accordingly...