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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Selection of ZTE Special Compliance Coordinator

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. announced the selection of Roscoe C. Howard, Jr. to be the Special Compliance Coordinator (SCC) for Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (collectively, ZTE). The Special Compliance Coordinator was selected after a rigorous search by the Bureau of...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Trade Town Hall Meeting at North Dakota State College of Science in Fargo

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It is a pleasure to be here with all of you in North Dakota. You live up to your state’s motto — strength from the soil. You sell $5 billion a year of soybeans, wheat, and corn, and produce enough beef to make more than 100 million hamburgers annually. Harold Hamm and others kicked off the shale oil and gas boom that has made our country the new energy powerhouse it is. These factors plus your...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Century Aluminum Smelter in Hawesville, Kentucky

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Thank you, Dustin, for that kind introduction, and thank you Michael Bless and the workers here in Hawesville for graciously hosting me and our team from the Department of Commerce. We are honored to be here to celebrate this historic day. We just finished touring the famous Hawesville plant, the re-opening pot line, and meeting with Century’s executive team and workers. I can’t tell you how...

Op-Ed: Our National Security Depends on a Healthy Aluminum Industry

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The United States cannot expect to field a modern military if it does not have the capability to produce the high-purity aluminum required to build and maintain armaments used by our military. President Donald J. Trump understands this essential principle, and therefore made a historic decision on March 8, 2018, to apply a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum from any country that has not...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of large diameter welded pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey. Commerce preliminarily determined that exporters from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey have sold large diameter welded pipe at less than fair value in the...

Op-Ed: White House Help for Aluminum Industry Benefits Western Kentucky, Workers

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By Mike Bless, President and Chief Executive Officer, Century Aluminum Wednesday, Kentucky will welcome U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to usher in a new era of economic growth for the commonwealth. Century Aluminum, America’s largest primary aluminum producer, will host a ceremonial restart as we increase production at the Hawesville, Kentucky primary aluminum smelter by 60 percent. That will...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Business Roundtable and the Evening Reception on the Occasion of the Inauguration of Paraguay President-Elect Mario Abdo Benítez, Asuncion, Paraguay

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Thank you, Ambassador McClenny, for your kind introduction and for greeting our delegation today at the airport. On behalf of the delegation of U.S. officials who have flown with me from Washington, thank you all for being here and welcoming us to Paraguay. We are honored to be attending the inauguration of Paraguay’s new President Abdo Benítez. I am here on behalf of President Trump, First Lady...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of Stainless Steel Flanges from India

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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 stainless steel flanges from India. The Department of Commerce determined that exporters from India have sold stainless steel flanges in the United States at 19.16 to 145.25 percent less than fair value. Commerce also...