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U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Section 232 Investigation into Auto Imports

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Today, following a conversation with President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. The investigation will determine whether imports of automobiles, including SUVs, vans and light trucks, and automotive parts into the United States threaten to impair the national security as defined in...

White House Hosts Roundtable on Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset

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Today, I attended an expert roundtable on Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset , co-hosted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Center for Open Data Enterprise . Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset is a new and exciting Cross-Agency Priority Goal of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA), and I am thrilled to co-lead this effort with my colleagues, Pradeep Belur, Chief of Staff...

Workforce Development to be Showcased at the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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Blog post by Steven Meyers, Director of Outreach and Communications, SelectUSA The U.S. economy is the best shape since the turn of the 21 st century. Unemployment has reached a rare low of 3.9 percent, wages are rising, and the international consensus is that the U.S. market is one of reliability and confidence. Indeed, there has never been a better time to invest in the United States and its...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jennifer Rimbach, Access to Capital Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Jennifer Rimbach, Access to Capital Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) I’ve never been a fan of labels. Perhaps that’s why it wasn’t...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the President's E Awards Ceremony

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Thank you. It’s great to see all of you here during World Trade Month. We are delighted you could join us for this celebration. On behalf of President Trump, welcome to this very special ceremony. I also welcome our special guests here from Capitol Hill: Congressman Darrell Issa from California here to support Applied Membranes, Inc.; Congressman David Kustoff from Tennessee here to support Orgill...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Circumvention Rulings on Steel from Vietnam

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced final affirmative rulings that corrosion-resistant steel (CORE) and certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) imported from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) produced from substrate originating in the People’s Republic of China (China) are circumventing the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders on CORE and...

President’s “E” Awards Celebrate U.S. Companies’ Export Achievements

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On Monday, May 21, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross honored 43 American companies, representing 18 U.S. states and Guam, with the 2018 President’s “E” Award to kick off World Trade Week . The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any person, firm, and organization can receive for making a significant contribution to increasing U.S. exports. This year, 25 companies and...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Kicks Off World Trade Week by Honoring U.S. Firms with Presidential Export Award

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Today, at the 2018 President’s “E” Awards ceremony, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross honored 43 U.S. companies and organizations that export U.S. goods and services. Companies representing 18 states were recognized as part of the 56th anniversary of the award. This year’s honorees include 33 small and medium-sized businesses as well as 17 manufacturers. “Since his inauguration, job creation has...