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U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Softwood Lumber from Canada

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of softwood lumber from Canada. The Commerce Department determined that exporters from Canada have sold softwood lumber the United States at 7.72 percent to 4.59 percent less than fair value based on factual evidence provided by the interested parties....

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Announces Update on Exclusion of Canadian Atlantic Provinces from Softwood Lumber Investigation

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has concluded the preliminary evaluation regarding the exclusion of softwood lumber products produced in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, also referred to as the Atlantic Provinces. This evaluation was conducted following the request of both U.S. industry...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand, Belgium, and Colombia

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Today, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the initiations of new antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether imports of citric acid and certain citrate salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand are being unfairly dumped in the United States, and whether Thailand producers are receiving alleged unfair subsidies. “The Department of...

U.S. Department of Commerce Makes $30 Million Available to Assist America's Coal Communities

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To support locally-driven efforts in coal country to spur job growth, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) making $30 million in funds available to assist coal communities through the 2017 Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC 2017) initiative. “The Trump...

Recent Economic Trends in Manufacturing

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The initial strength of the rebound in manufacturing after the Great Recession has cooled off in recent years. 1 Although limited, the available data so far for 2017 indicates that there may be some renewed momentum for growth. Additionally, a monthly survey of manufacturers indicates that the sector is growing. However, the U.S. manufacturing sector is made up of many industries that produce...

NOAA Data Helps Retail and Manufacturing Business Minimize Impacts from Weather and Climate

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The following is a cross-post from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information From making sure warm winter coats are in stock at just the right time to accurately evaluating the underlying causes of fluctuations in the U.S. economy, NCEI’s environmental data provide critical information for retailers, manufacturers, and the companies that invest in them. As industries that are highly...

Secretary Wilbur Ross Concludes 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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The Department of Commerce concluded its fourth SelectUSA Investment Summit (Investment Summit) on Tuesday, setting records for total registrations and participating international business representatives. More than 3,000 people registered for the Investment Summit, including 1,200 business representatives from 64 foreign markets. “This continues to be the best place for business representatives...

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on U.S. Sugar Industry Support for Deal with Mexico

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“I am glad all parties have agreed that the new sugar agreement is fair and addresses the shortcomings of the original deal. Thank you to our industry partners, as well as our Mexican counterparts, for their hard work. I look forward to seeing the public comments on this deal, but am hopeful that we can successfully implement this new agreement with the support and cooperation of all stakeholders....