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Op-Ed: Trump is Keeping His Promises to Forgotten Coal Communities

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On inauguration day, President Donald J. Trump promised America that “the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.” In few areas was that promise better fulfilled than for American coal miners. Before the president took office, eight years of the “War on Coal” had taken its toll on our proud and once thriving coal communities. Between January 2009 and February 2017, the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Quartz Surface Products from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing the affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of quartz surface products from the People’s Republic of China, finding that exporters from China have been dumping these products in the United States at margins ranging from 242.10 to 341.29 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Announces New Data Application to Help American Companies Expand Overseas

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the release of the International Trade Administration’s new Market Diversification Tool (MDT). This unique application puts 12 million data points at the fingertips of U.S. exporters and helps them identify the top potential foreign markets for their products. “Currently, more than half of domestic exporters ship to only one...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Rubber Bands 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 rubber bands from China. Commerce determined that exporters from China have sold rubber bands at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 27.27 percent. Commerce determined that exporters from China received...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the USPTO Ceremony Honoring Senator Orrin Hatch

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Thank you, Andrei, for that kind introduction. I, too, have a lyric from one of the Senator’s repertoire of songs. It’s a rock-n-roll number and it goes like this: “America Rocks, when we sing allegiance to this country that we love: Ooooo-yeah.” “Ooooo-yeah”: There isn’t a better way to describe the implacable spirit that Senator Hatch brings to his song writing, and to his unabated commitment to...

Secretary Ross Statement on USW Ratification of New Contract with US Steel

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the following statement on the new 4 year contract ratified yesterday by U.S. Steel and United Steelworkers: "The new contract between the United Steelworkers and US Steel shows the wisdom of President Donald J. Trump’s trade policies. The winners are not just corporations, but also the average worker. This very fair deal shares the benefits of the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist in the International Trade Administration

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist, International Trade Administration My father is a Vietnam and Iraq War veteran, so I was raised to understand the challenges and benefits of military service. It was not my life’s...

Spotlight on Commerce: Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) My name is Dawn Taylor, I am a Management and Program Analyst with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). I grew up in one of the...