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Gross Domestic Product by Industry: Second Quarter 2019

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Professional, scientific, and technical services; real estate and rental and leasing; and mining were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the second quarter of 2019. The private goods‐ and services‐producing industries, as well as the government sector, contributed to the increase. Overall, 14 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 2.0 percent increase in real GDP...

Your Feedback is Driving Improvements to Trademark Filings and Login User Experience

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Guest blog by Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Denison As we work to strengthen security and enhance the trademarks filing experience, we continue to listen to your ideas and feedback. Among these efforts is an upcoming enhancement you should prepare for now. Beginning October 26, 2019, you'll need to log in with two-factor authentication to your USPTO.gov account to access TEAS or TEASi forms. If...

Secretary of Commerce Mission to the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum, Bangkok, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam

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United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will lead a Business Delegation to the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand and subsequently to Indonesia and Vietnam from November 3-8, 2019. This mission supports President Trump’s goals of accelerating U.S. commercial activity in the region, supporting job-creating export opportunities for U.S companies, and meeting the region’s needs...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous from Canada

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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 sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada, finding that exporters from this country have dumped sodium sulfate anhydrous in the United States at a rate of 9.85 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Affirmative Preliminary Circumvention Ruling on Exports of Diamond Sawblades from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary circumvention ruling involving diamond sawblades and parts thereof, finding that diamond sawblades produced in Canada, using cores and segments of Chinese origin, are circumventing the existing antidumping duty order. This circumvention inquiry only covers one Canadian company, Protech Diamond Tools Inc. Accordingly...

Internet of Things

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Internet of Things (IoT) or smart devices refers to any object or device that is connected to the Internet. This rapidly expanding set of “things,” which can send and receive data, includes cars, appliances, smartwatches, lighting, home assistants, home security, and more. #BeCyberSmart to connect with confidence and protect your interconnected world. WHY SHOULD WE CARE? Cars, appliances...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Signs Declaration of Intent with French Space Agency

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Today, on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross signed a Declaration of Intent with Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall. The Declaration charts a path forward for expanded cooperation between the Department and the French space agency on space situational awareness (SSA), space traffic management (STM)...

Commerce Department Recognizes Outstanding Employees at the 71st Annual Honor Awards

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Last week U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley recognized 266 Commerce employees for receiving Honor Awards, the most prestigious award the Department gives out each year. Since 1949, the Department of Commerce has recognized outstanding employees with Gold and Silver Medals at the Honor Awards. The employees’ contributions must focus on one of seven...