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Celebrating American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

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The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, rode horseback from state to state to get endorsements from 24 state governments to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar...

U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes Rule for Securing the Nation’s Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and requested comment on the implementation of Executive Order 13873, Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Supply Chain. The proposed rule sets out the procedures the Secretary of Commerce plans to use to identify, assess, and address ICTS transactions that pose an undue risk to ICTS...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Circumvention of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Hardwood Plywood Products from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) circumvention rulings involving exports of hardwood plywood products from China, finding that hardwood and decorative plywood with veneers made of certain types of softwood (radiata and/or agathis pine) circumvent existing orders. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border...

Joint Communique from the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

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The 10th meeting of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum was held today in Washington, D.C., with CEO members providing joint recommendations to both governments on how to strengthen the U.S.-Brazil commercial relationship and grow bilateral trade and investment. The U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum is currently comprised of 20 CEOs of companies based in the United States and Brazil and is co-chaired on the government...

Nation Celebrates Its 399th Annual Feast

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In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony — held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag Indians in attendance played a key role but historians have recorded harvest ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America, including the British colonists in...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Magnesium from Israel

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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 magnesium from Israel, finding that exporters from this country have sold magnesium at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 218.98 percent. In addition, Commerce determined that exporters from Israel received...

U.S. International Trade Commission Affirmative Injury Vote Reinforces Commerce’s Tomato Suspension Agreement

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Today, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 4-0, making an affirmative determination that dumped tomatoes from Mexico threaten to injure the American tomato industry. As a result, the recently finalized agreement – negotiated by the Department of Commerce – suspending the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico will remain in place. Secretary of Commerce...

EDA's Revolving Loan Fund Program Helps Turn a Chocolatier's Dream into Reality

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EDA’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with the gap financing they need to start or expand their businesses. On October 12, Romeo Chocolates, LLC, celebrated the grand opening of its brick-and-mortar location in Long Beach, California. Founded in 2014, Romeo Chocolates is a micro-batch, artisanal confection line featuring world-sourced chocolate with...