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Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

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Introduced by Brian Beall of ITA’s National Travel and Tourism Office Thank you, Brian, for that kind introduction. Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to the Commerce Department. It’s great to see you again. Thank you for your dedication to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. Thanks also to John and Kurt for your leadership of the Board. The Board’s policy recommendations on a range of...

Apollo 50: The Role of Intellectual Property in Space Commerce

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the USPTO will host an event focused on space innovation, technology transfer from the Apollo missions, and an overview of the current administration’s policy on space exploration and space commerce. Mark your calendars and register early. Featured speakers include federal government executives, astronauts, inventors, and commercial space...

NIST’s Quantum Logic Clock Returns to Top Performance

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The following is a cross-post by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The quantum logic clock—perhaps best known for showing you age faster if you stand on a stool—has climbed back to the leading performance echelons of the world’s experimental atomic clocks. Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been quietly...

Tropical Storm Barry Bears Down on Gulf Coast: Residents Urged to Listen to Local Authorities, Monitor Local Weather Alerts and Avoid Flooded Areas

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Tropical Storm Barry had top sustained winds of 65 mph on Friday afternoon and could become a hurricane early Saturday, July 13 before making landfall along the coast of Louisiana . The storm is expected to bring dangerous storm surge, high winds and heavy rainfall to portions of the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi River Valley. The slow movement of Barry will result in long duration heavy...

U.S. Census Bureau Estimates 7.58 Billion People on Earth on World Population Day

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog World population is estimated to reach 7.58 billion this month as World Population Day is celebrated on July 11 but the U.S. Census Bureau is projecting another milestone: Annual population growth will slip under 1.0% in 2020-2021 for the first time since 1950. The United Nations declared July 11 as World Population Day in 1989, two...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Bureau of Industry and Security Annual Conference on Export Controls and Security

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Introduced by Nazak Nikakhtar, Performing the Non-Exclusive Duties of the Under Secretary for Industry and Security. Thank you, Nazak, for that kind introduction. The United States is fortunate to have people of your caliber and experience engaged in some of the most critical issues of our time. Thank you, also, to the entire staff at BIS, for your hard work, and your steadfast commitment to our...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Fabricated Structural Steel from China, Canada, and Mexico

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of fabricated structural steel from Canada, China, and Mexico. In the China and Mexico investigations, Commerce made affirmative determinations, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies at rates ranging from 30.30 to 177.43 percent, and 0.01...

Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. Rises in 2018

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On July 2, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released updated annual statistics on the amount and characteristics of new investments in the United States by foreign investors. Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $296.4 billion in 2018, up 8.7 percent from $272.8 billion in 2017. Additional highlights of the...