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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Issues Directive for National Marine Fisheries Service to Facilitate Water Access in California Wildfire Relief Efforts

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross As Secretary of Commerce, today I directed the National Marine Fisheries Service to facilitate access to the water needed to fight the ongoing wildfires affecting the State of California. One of the fires, the Mendocino Complex Fire, has developed into the largest in the state’s history, consuming nearly 300,000 acres in Northern California....

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Laminated Woven Sacks from Vietnam

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of laminated woven sacks from Vietnam, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 3.24 to 6.15 percent. The Department of Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of...

Scientists Complete Mission to Map Fast-Moving Fault off Alaska: Data to Help Coastal Communities Prepare for Risks from Earthquakes and Tsunamis

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The following is a cross-post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Researchers from NOAA, U.S. Geological Survey and their partners have completed the first high-resolution, comprehensive mapping of one of the fastest moving underwater tectonic faults in the world, located in southeastern Alaska. This information will help communities in coastal Alaska and Canada better...

Opinion: China is 'pouring money into Africa.' Here's how the US can level the playing field

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By Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Senator Chris Coons The African continent offers real opportunities thanks to some of the world's fastest growing economies and an expanding labor force. As a Cabinet Secretary and a Democratic Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, respectively, we agree that the United States must do more to present our African partners with better alternatives to...

More Than Four Trillion Dollars: FDI in the USA in 2017

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration By Elizabeth Schaefer, Director of Investment Research, SelectUSA Following the flurry of activity from the SelectUSA Investment Summit , it is always a welcome change of pace to take some time in the heat of Summer to reflect on the state of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada. The Department of Commerce has revised downward its preliminary determination from between 0.00 – 22.16 percent to between 0.00 – 16.88 percent in its final determination in the antidumping...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of certain plastic decorative ribbon from China. Commerce preliminarily determined that exporters from China have been found dumping certain plastic decorative ribbon in the United States at margins ranging from 45.16 to 370.04 percent. As a result of...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Announces Programs to Increase U.S. Commercial Engagement in the Indo-Pacific Region

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Following Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’s participation in the Indo-Pacific Business Forum today, the Department of Commerce is announcing its plan to dedicate three of its upcoming flagship events to Indo-Pacific themes: Discover Global Markets (DGM): Indo-Pacific – will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 10-12, 2018 and will highlight opportunities for U.S. exporters in Asia. It...