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Foreign Direct Investment in the United States

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The United States remains an attractive foreign direct investment (FDI) destination for a variety of reasons, including its large consumer base, a productive workforce, a business environment that encourages innovation and its legal protections. As a result, foreign firms make investments in the United States on a regular basis by establishing new operations, purchasing existing operations of...

Cut the Red Tape: Eliminating Excessive Regulation To Create Jobs and Growth Listening Session

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On Monday, the second of October two thousand and seventeen from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Department of Commerce Library The Department of Commerce will hold a listening session entitled: Cut the Red Tape Eliminating Excessive Regulation To Create Jobs and Growth A summit hosted by Secretary Wilbur Ross The event is open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for questions, comments, and...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination on Imports of 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft From Canada

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of 100- to 150-seat large civil aircraft from Canada, finding that exporters of this merchandise received countervailable subsidies of 219.63 percent. The Commerce Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from...

Readout of Secretary Ross’s Meetings with Chinese Officials During East Asia Travel

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On September 25, Secretary Wilbur Ross and Ambassador Terry Branstad met separately with Premier Li Keqiang, Vice Premier Wang Yang, NDRC Chairman He Lifeng, Director of the Party Central Economic and Financial Affairs Leading Small Group Liu He, and MIIT Minister Miao Wei. The Secretary also met with his counterpart, Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, on the evening of September 24. The meetings...

Op-Ed: These NAFTA Rules Are Killing Our Jobs

Op-eds
As the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations unfold, there is a lot of loose talk being exchanged about automobile parts going back and forth among the United States, Canada and Mexico. NAFTA supporters assert that the U.S. content in cars assembled in Canada and Mexico is particularly high and that therefore our $70 billion-plus trade deficits with our NAFTA partners are not worrisome....

Trade In Value Added: Declining U.S.-Produced Content in U.S. Imports from NAFTA

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It has been widely assumed that American-made parts and components constitute a substantial percentage of the products that are manufactured in Mexico and Canada and imported by the United States. But that is increasingly not the case. Analysis of newly released “value-added” data from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that the share of U.S.-produced content in...

U.S Department of Commerce Seeks Comment on Proposed Rules for 911 Grant Program

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the issuing of a notice of proposed rulemaking that outlines implementing regulations for the 911 Grant Program. This program, which is jointly administered by the Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will...

Joint Press Statement from Secretary Ross and Commissioner Jourova on the Privacy Shield Review

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This week, officials from across the United States Government, the European Commission and EU data protection authorities gathered in Washington, DC to conduct the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework established in 2016. This first annual review marks an important milestone for the Framework and for U.S.-EU cooperation on data protection issues. The Privacy Shield raised...