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Secretary Ross's Remarks at the Majority Whip Meeting, U.S. House of Representatives

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Thank you, Mr. Whip, for that kind introduction. And thank you for inviting me to be here with you this morning. I know there are questions about our trade policy, so let me say a few words about our intentions, and then I look forward to answering your questions. We initiated a Section 232 Investigation under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to determine if it was essential for U.S. national...

Opinion: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and aluminum industry will keep America safe

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Last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated investigations to determine whether imports of steel and aluminum threaten to impair the United States' national security. After several months studying the impact of imports on the steel and aluminum industries, it was clear that their future was at risk. We concluded that, to preserve America's ability to produce the metals required to ensure...

Commerce Department Lifts Ban After ZTE Deposits Final Tranche of $1.4 Billion Penalty

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Corporation”) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Kangxun”) (collectively, “ZTE”) has placed $400 million in escrow at a U.S. bank. Shortly after the deposit, the Department lifted the denial order on ZTE pursuant to a June...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

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Today I received the enclosed letter from the Office of Government Ethics (OGE). I agree with OGE that “the success of our Government depends on maintaining the trust of the people we serve.” I take my ethics obligations very seriously and am committed to serving the American people. I have made inadvertent errors in completing the divestitures required by my ethics agreement. My investments were...

U.S. Department of Commerce to Host Public Hearing on the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts

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The U.S. Department of Commerce will host a public hearing on its Section 232 investigation of imports of automobiles and automotive parts on Thursday, July 19 in the U.S. Department of Commerce Auditorium. The hearing, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will feature testimony from approximately 45 individuals, representing domestic and international companies, industry groups, labor, and foreign...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Steel Racks from China

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether steel racks from China are being dumped in the United States and to determine if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. “The protection of American industries against the threats posed by unfair trading practices is of the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from China

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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 cast iron soil pipe fittings from the People’s Republic of China. Commerce determined that exporters from China have sold cast iron soil pipe fittings in the United States at 22.11 to 360.39 percent less than fair value....

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, Announce $1 Billion in Deals during Africa Mission

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and a delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) announced over $1 billion in private-sector deals during their mission to four sub-Saharan nations. PAC-DBIA members expect to quickly conclude more than $2 billion in additional deals in the coming days. The four-nation visit, which included stops in Ethiopia, Kenya...