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Commerce Showcases Contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander-Owned Businesses on the U.S. Economy

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) with a day-long celebration Tuesday, May 15 featuring remarks from White House officials, panels focused on supplier partnerships and procurement, as well as discussions on the successes and challenges for millennial Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)....

Op-Ed: That Moon Colony Will Be a Reality Sooner Than You Think

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The first man on the moon held an American flag. In the not-too-distant future, astronauts on the moon may be holding fuel pumps. The future for American commercial space activity is bright. Space entrepreneurs are already planning travel to Mars, and they are looking to the moon as the perfect location for a way station to refuel and restock Mars-bound rockets. As much as this sounds like the...

Secretary Ross Praises President Trump’s Signing of Space Policy Directive – 2

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised President Trump’s signing of Space Policy Directive – 2 (SPD-2), which directs the Department of Commerce and other agencies to implement reforms of the U.S. commercial space regulatory framework that will unshackle private space industry. The President’s approval brings into force several recommendations made by the National Space Council in...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of fine denier polyester staple fiber from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan. Commerce determined that exporters from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan sold fine denier polyester staple fiber in the United States at less than fair value. The dumping...

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...