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U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada. “President Trump made it clear from the beginning that we will vigorously administer our trade laws to provide U.S. industry with relief from unfair trade practices,” said Secretary Ross. “Today’s decision...

313,000 New Jobs in February, Job Growth Strongest Since President Trump’s Election

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The U.S. economy added 313,000 new jobs in the month of February, according to the February 2018 Employment Situation report published today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More from the Department of Labor : “Job growth was the strongest since President Trump’s election, with 313,000 jobs created in the month of February. The non-stop job creation since the election has yielded 2.9 million...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination on Forged Steel Fittings from China

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of forged steel fittings from China, finding that exporters in China received countervailable subsidies equal to 13.79 percent. The Commerce Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of...

What You Need to Know About Section 232 Investigations and Tariffs

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Editor’s note: This has been cross-posted from WhiteHouse.gov . WHAT: Section 232 investigations help to determine the effects of imports on America’s national security and give the President the ability to address any threats to national security by restricting imports through tariffs. Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, gives the executive branch the ability to conduct...

Secretary Ross Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Impose Tariffs on Imported Steel and Aluminum

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Following President Trump’s signing of a Presidential Proclamation imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum products from certain countries, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the following statement: “President Trump is taking action today to protect both our national security and industries critical to our economy. The President’s decision regarding the steel and aluminum Section 232...

2018 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announced: Innovators and Creators to be Rewarded for their Inventions in May

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Earlier this year, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), announced the 2018 class of inductees . These visionary innovators each patented inventions that revolutionized their industries and changed people’s lives. Of the fifteen new inductees, five will be honored posthumously. The National Inventors Hall of Fame was established in...

Personal Income Up, Unemployment Claims Down

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Personal income increased by 0.4 percent in January 2018 and unemployment claims decreased to their lowest levels in more than 48 years in February according to data released yesterday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Personal income increased by 0.4 percent for the second month straight and disposable personal income...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination on Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from India

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from India, finding that exporters in India received countervailable subsidies of 3.90 percent. “The Department will act swiftly while ensuring a full and fair assessment of the facts,” said Secretary...