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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Henry Childs, II as National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that Henry Childs, II will be the new National Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). Mr. Childs will be the 17 th National Director of the agency. Established by an Executive Order in 1969, MBDA is the only Federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S....

Op-Ed: A Launching Point for Growth in the U.S.-Greece Relationship

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Last October, President Trump accepted Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ invitation for the United States to be the honored country at the 83 rd Thessaloniki International Fair. (TIF). The U.S. Pavilion and our extensive commercial, defense and cultural representation at the Fair symbolize the strong U.S. support for Greece throughout its long economic crisis and our commitment to continue this...

Our Highest Priority: Protect and Secure the 2020 Census

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by Rod Turk, Acting Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau share an important goal – to ensure the 2020 Decennial Census is safe, secure, and on schedule. Protecting Census Bureau systems as well as the confidentiality and the security of the data we collect is our highest priority. The Department and the Census Bureau work...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Rubber Bands from China and Thailand

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of rubber bands from China and Thailand, finding that exporters have dumped rubber bands in the United States at margins of 27.27 percent for China, and from 0.00 to 5.86 percent for Thailand. As a result of today’s decisions, Commerce will instruct U.S...

American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Announces Call for Member Nominations

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that U.S. Department of Commerce, in conjunction with the White House, is accepting nominations for the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. “Since his inauguration, President Trump has sounded the alarm on the plight facing countless American workers and families,” said Secretary Ross. “Addressing the skills gap will not only help...

Personal Income Rises in July

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The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis Blog Personal income increased 0.3 percent in July after increasing 0.4 percent in June. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income,increased 0.4 percent in July, the same increase as in June. Current-dollar disposable personal income (DPI) , after-tax income, increased 0.3 percent in July after increasing 0.4...

President Trump Signs Proclamation Allowing Steel and Aluminum Product Exclusions for Quota Countries

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Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation allowing Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to provide targeted relief from quotas imposed under Section 232 on steel from South Korea, Argentina, and Brazil, and aluminum from Argentina. “President Trump has once again shown his commitment to American workers and businesses, protecting our national security from the threat posed by steel and...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations on Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether certain steel wheels 12 to 16.5 inches in diameter from China are being dumped in the United States and to determine if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. These investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by...