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Space Policy Directive 3 Brings Space Traffic Coordination to Commerce

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Today, U.S Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised President Donald J. Trump’s signing of Space Policy Directive 3 (SPD-3), America’s first National Space Traffic Management Policy. The policy acknowledges the rapidly increasing volume and diversity of commercial space activity and announces that the Department of Commerce should be the new civil agency interface for space traffic management...

Modernizing America’s Infrastructure with Foreign Direct Investment

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Guest blog post by Brian Lenihan, Acting Executive Director of SelectUSA From expansive freeways and bridges to thriving seaports and airports, infrastructure is the backbone of the U.S. economy, fueling U.S. competitiveness by creating efficient supply chains, reliable energy information, as well as modern and secure transportation systems. However, years of underinvestment in infrastructure have...

10 Million Patents: A Celebration of American Innovation

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The following is a cross-post from the USPTO Director's Blog On June 19, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will issue patent number 10 million —a remarkable achievement for the United States of America and our agency. More than just a number, this patent represents one of ten million steps on a continuum of human accomplishment launched when our Founding Fathers provided for intellectual...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigations of Imports of Steel Propane Cylinders from China, Taiwan, and Thailand and a Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Steel Propane Cylinders from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) investigations to determine whether steel propane cylinders from China, Taiwan, and Thailand are being dumped in the United States, and a new countervailing duty investigation to determine if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. These AD and CVD investigations were initiated based on...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of Ripe Olives from Spain

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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 ripe olives imports from Spain. Commerce determined that exporters from Spain have sold ripe olives in the United States at 16.88 to 25.50 percent less than fair value. Also, Commerce determined that Spain is providing countervailable...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium

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Introduced by David Redl, Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Thank you, David, for your kind introduction. Thanks to all of you for attending this first Spectrum Policy Symposium. And thank you, panelists and speakers, for your commitment to advancing our high-tech...

SelectUSA’s $30 Billion Impact on the U.S. Economy

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Guest blog post by Steven Meyers, Director of Outreach and Communications, SelectUSA Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States is a key contributor to U.S. economic growth, directly and indirectly supporting nearly 13 million American jobs. It contributes to U.S. exports, drives innovation, and – most importantly – sends hardworking Americans home with a paycheck. Since 2007, the...

Secretary Ross Announces $1.4 Billion ZTE Settlement; ZTE Board, Management Changes and Strictest BIS Compliance Requirements Ever

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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today 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 agreed to severe additional penalties and compliance measures to replace the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)...