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Cabinet Secretaries to Join Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at SelectUSA Investment Summit

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced he will be joined by Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 18-20, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. “President Trump is committed to creating a business-friendly...

Public Comment Sought on Amended Sugar Agreement

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released the specific draft sugar agreements initialed by the governments of the United States and Mexico and representatives of the Mexican sugar industry. This follows months of negotiations and further technical consultations between the two governments and the sugar growing and refining industries of both countries. On June 6, U.S. Secretary of Commerce...

Department of Commerce Announces Changes to the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Private Angler Recreational Season

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For the first time in a decade, Federal authorities and the five Gulf States have agreed to align Federal and State private angler red snapper fishing seasons for the remainder of the summer, and the Department of Commerce has re-opened the 2017 private angler recreational season for 39 weekend days and holidays. Majority Whip Scalise and other Members of Congress were instrumental in reaching...

NIST Awards $38.5 Million to Accelerate Public Safety Communications Technologies

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The following is a cross-post from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $38.5 million to 33 research and development (R&D) projects aimed at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders. “Through programs like FirstNet , President Trump and this...

U.S., China Finalize Details to Send U.S. Beef to China

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As part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11, 2017, by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, the Trump Administration today has taken important steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003. These shipments are results of the U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue co...

Foreign Direct Investment: Driving Global Competitiveness and Innovation

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Economic and Development Administration Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) plays an important role in the U.S. economy. It leads to the creation of jobs, an increase in wealth and living standards, and overall growth and innovation that drive the U.S. economic competitiveness. Later this month, the Commerce Department will host the 2017 SelectUSA Investment...

Celebrating World Oceans Day

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Happy World Ocean Day and National Ocean Month ! From the food we eat to the air we breathe, we are all connected to the ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explores the ocean , provides tsunami warnings , addresses marine debris , manages national marine sanctuaries , ensures sustainable fisheries , and much, much more . NOAA and its partners are holding World Ocean...

Secretary of Commerce Announces Interim Leadership for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has named U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Associate Solicitor Joseph Matal to perform the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. The position is effective June 7, 2017, and follows the resignation of Michelle K. Lee. Matal will serve in this role during the nomination and...