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Census Bureau Begins 2020 Census Address Canvassing Operation in Neighborhoods Across America

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Between August 4 and October 18, you may begin to notice census takers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process. Census field representatives will also continue to collect information for the American Community Survey (ACS) and other ongoing surveys. Why Does the Census Bureau Do...

Departments of Commerce and Transportation Announce $109 Million in Grants to Modernize 911 Services for States and Tribal Nations

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The following is a cross-post from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $109 million in grants to 34 states and two tribal nations as part of the 911 Grant Program, which will help 911 call centers upgrade to Next Generation 911 (NG911) capabilities. The funding will power...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Completes South American Trip

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From July 29th to August 6th, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross visited three South American countries – Brazil, Argentina, and Peru – in order to further solidify the strong relationships the United States has with these nations as well as to push for an end to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. “South American nations are critical partners for the United States in economic, political, and...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Wooden Cabinets and Vanities from China

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof from China, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 10.97 to 229.24 percent. Based on these preliminary rates, the Department of Commerce will instruct U.S....

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the International Conference for Democracy in Venezuela

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Thank you to the Government of Peru for convening this gathering to discuss the future of Venezuela. Today’s discussions are an important step, toward its rebirth and recovery. Less than a decade ago, Venezuela had the highest per capita income in Latin America. But the Maduro Government’s corruption and incompetence has shrunk the Venezuelan economy more than 60 percent in five years. Of course,...

Number of U.S. Fish Stocks at Sustainable Levels Remains Near Record High

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The following is a cross-post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Today, NOAA released the 2018 Status of U.S. Fisheries Annual Report to Congress that details the status of 479 federally-managed stocks or stock complexes in the U.S. to identify which stocks are subject to overfishing, are overfished, or are rebuilt to sustainable levels. Building upon the trend of the past...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Thailand

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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 carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand, finding that exporters from Thailand have dumped steel threaded rod in the United States at a margin of 20.83 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 17th Latin American Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Brasilia, Brazil

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Intro by Norman Anderson, Chair/CEO CGLA Thank you, Norm, for the kind introduction. Thanks also for the opportunity to participate in today’s infrastructure forum. By bringing governments with deal-ready projects together with highly qualified companies, this is fast-tracking needed infrastructure development in the Americas. I see that the United States’ private sector is well-represented here....