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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Two Appointments to First Responder Network Authority Board

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of two leaders in public safety and law enforcement to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). The new members bring the FirstNet Board to a full complement, with 12 non-permanent members selected by the Department of Commerce and three permanent seats filled by the Attorney General,...

5 Ways to Be Cyber Secure at Work

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Businesses face significant financial loss when a cyber attack occurs. In 2018, the U.S. business sector had the largest number of data breaches ever recorded: 571 breaches. 1 Cybercriminals often rely on human error—employees failing to install software patches or clicking on malicious links—to gain access to systems. From the top leadership to the newest employee, cybersecurity requires the...

Serving Up Seafood: National Seafood Month

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Join us for National Seafood Month 2019 and learn how we work to support healthy, sustainable seafood all year round. October is National Seafood Month, and a fitting time to celebrate that the United States is recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood—both wild-caught and farmed. U.S. fishermen and fish farmers operate under some of the most robust and transparent environmental...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Glass Containers 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 glass containers from China are being dumped in the United States and to determine if producers from this country are receiving unfair subsidies. These investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by the American Glass...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Thailand

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand, finding that exporters from this country have sold carbon and alloy steel threaded rod at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 20.83 percent. Upon publication of the final affirmative...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Acetone from Singapore and Spain

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of acetone from Singapore and Spain, finding that exporters from these countries sold acetone at dumping margins ranging from 66.42 to 131.75 percent and 137.39 to 171.81 percent, respectively. As a result of today’s decisions, Commerce will instruct U.S....

Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Federalist Society

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Thank you, Dean, for that kind introduction. And for the opportunity to discuss the Trump Administration’s trade policy and how it fits into our long-term goals for the country. The Federalist Society has always advocated for informed debate and a commitment to our constitutional government. The overall goal of our administration fits perfectly within the Federalists’ Charter. Only by maintaining...

USPTO Meets Critical Goals to Reduce Patent Examination Pendency

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For many years, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been working to reduce patent pendency times. And since 2018, the agency has had specific goals of under 15 months for first office actions and under 24 months for total pendency, on average. We have now achieved these goals! As of September 30, 2019, which is the end of our 2019 fiscal year (FY), the averages are 14.7...