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Q&A with Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal Finalist Leticia Pibida

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Leticia Pibida, a physicist in the Radiation Physics Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been chosen as a finalist for a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal, an award for federal employees given by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. The honor recognizes her work to strengthen “our nation’s defenses against nuclear and radioactive threats by...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Partnership for Public Service

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Introduced by Max Stier, CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. Thank you, Max, for that kind introduction. It is my pleasure to be here, and to be with the finalists for the highly selective “Sammies” awards. These include, I am proud to say, three from the U.S. Department of Commerce. And, though I’ve been advised by our ethics attorneys that I am not allowed to lobby for these Commerce...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces the Termination of the Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico

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Today, the Department of Commerce announced the termination of the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, and that negotiations will continue regarding a possible revised agreement acceptable to the Mexican signatories which also addresses the concerns of the U.S. industry to the extent permissible by U.S. trade law. During the negotiations, Commerce will continue with the...

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley Recognizes Employees in Honor of Public Service Recognition Week

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Every day in government facilities across the nation and around the world millions of men and women are working to make America stronger, safer, and more prosperous. Their commitment and accomplishments seldom make headlines, but the work they do is critical to our national welfare and security. One of these devoted civil servants, Chelsea Decaminada, passed away this past Saturday, May 4th, after...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Trade Winds Conference in New Delhi, India

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Thank you, Ken, for the kind introduction, and for your leadership in strengthening the bonds between the world’s oldest and the world’s biggest democracies. It is great to see all the wonderful American companies here in New Delhi for our Trade Winds Conference and Trade Mission. Welcome everyone. I know you have all traveled a long way. Thank you for joining us. We are excited that so many U.S....

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Passing of Chelsea Decaminada

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On May 4, 2019, Chelsea Decaminada passed away as a result of injuries sustained during the April 21st terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, where she was on assignment. It was our great hope that Chelsea would recover from her injuries. My prayers are with Chelsea’s family during this difficult time. Chelsea was a talented International Program Specialist in our Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Magnesium from Israel

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of magnesium from Israel, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies of 7.48 percent. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of magnesium from Israel based on these preliminary...

Commerce Secretary Ross Honors 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees at the National Building Museum

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Last week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in inducting nineteen of America’s greatest inventors into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) which was held at the historic National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. At the event, Secretary Ross addressed the important role that innovation plays in transforming and advancing our...