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Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. Rises in 2018

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On July 2, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released updated annual statistics on the amount and characteristics of new investments in the United States by foreign investors. Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $296.4 billion in 2018, up 8.7 percent from $272.8 billion in 2017. Additional highlights of the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Magnesium from Israel

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of magnesium from Israel, finding that exporters from Israel have dumped magnesium in the United States at a margin of 193.24 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Certain Steel Wheels from China

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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 imports of certain steel wheels 12 to 16.5 inches in diameter from China, finding that exporters from China have sold certain steel wheels 12 to 16.5 inches in diameter at less than fair value in the United States at rates of 38.27 to 44...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Three Affirmative Preliminary Circumvention Rulings on Exports of Steel Products from Vietnam

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced three preliminary affirmative circumvention rulings involving exports of steel products from Vietnam. The circumvention rulings cover certain steel products that are first produced in Korea and Taiwan, which are then shipped to Vietnam for minor processing, and finally exported to the United States as corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) and...

Remarks At The Inauguration Of Panama President-Elect Mr. Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo

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Introduced by Roxanne Cabral, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Panama Thank you, Roxanne, for that kind introduction. It is a great pleasure to be here for tomorrow’s inauguration of President-elect Laurentino Cortizo. We are all looking forward to that historic event. We hope the new President can build a strong consensus, and that his term fortifies Panama’s current period of financial and...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Certain Collated Steel Staples from China, Korea, and Taiwan

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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 collated steel staples from China, Korea, and Taiwan are being dumped in the United States and to determine if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. These antidumping and countervailing duty investigations were initiated...

Spotlight on Commerce: Wyatt Vreeland, Research Chemical Engineer, Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during LGBT Pride Month. Guest blog post by Wyatt Vreeland, Research Chemical Engineer, Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the mid-70’s into a blue-collar working-class family. My...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India

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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 polyester textured yarn from China and India, finding that exporters from China have dumped polyester textured yarn in the United States at margins of 76.07 percent and 77.15 percent, while exporters from India have dumped polyester textured yarn in...