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Frequently Asked Questions: Steel Anti-dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) Orders

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1. What are anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders? If a U.S. industry believes that it is being injured by unfair competition through dumping or subsidization of a foreign product, it may request the imposition of antidumping or countervailing duties by filing a petition with both the Department of Commerce and the United States International Trade Commission. The Department of...

California Takes Top Three Spots in Employment Growth Among Large Counties, Census Bureau Reports

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San Francisco, Riverside and San Bernardino led the nation in annual employment growth among the top 50 U.S. counties with the most employees, according to new U.S. Census Bureau economic statistics released today. Overall, these 50 counties accounted for 34.6 percent of employment of all establishments defined by the North American Industry Classification System ( NAICS ). San Francisco County,...

Grow With Us: Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 #SelectUSASummit

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Cross-posted from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration (ITA) Blog post by Elena Volkava is an Intern with SelectUSA , a Program within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. She is a Graduate Student Studying International Development at Georgetown University. With a total foreign direct investment (FDI) stock of $3.1 trillion, the...

Presidential Memorandum Prioritizes Commerce Steel Investigation

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Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a presidential memorandum calling on Secretary Wilbur Ross to prioritize a Department of Commerce investigation initiated last night into the effects of steel imports on US national security. The study will consider overcapacity, dumping, illegal subsidies and other factors, to determine whether steel imports threaten American economic security and military...

A Communique on the G-20 Digital Economy Ministerial

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The digital economy is an integral part of our daily lives. We use online tools and services to search for information, help with our children’s homework, order household goods from our favorite retailer, and myriad other tasks. Companies around the world use similar tools to find and connect with other businesses, share information seamlessly between different manufacturing locations, and file...

President Donald J. Trump: Standing Up to Unfair Steel Trade Practices

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“We're going to use American steel, we're going to use American labor, we are going to come first in all deals.” – President Donald J. Trump A JUSTIFIABLE AND NECESSARY ACTION: As imports of steel to the United States continue to rise, an examination of foreign practices is urgently needed. Despite America’s existing domestic steel industry, imports of steel into the United States have risen 19.6...

Fact Sheet: Section 232 Investigations: The Effect of Imports on the National Security

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Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. §1862) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to conduct comprehensive investigations to determine the effects of imports of any article on the national security of the United States. Section 232 investigations include consideration of: domestic production needed for projected national defense requirements; domestic industry’s capacity to...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Today’s Trade Enforcement Actions

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation and preliminary decisions of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, by the Department of Commerce, concerning hardwood plywood from China and carbon and alloy steel wire rod from 10 separate countries. “The Department of Commerce will act swiftly to halt any possible unfair trade practices against U.S....