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Secretary Ross Statement on House Passage of the American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act

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“Space activities are already a $336 billion industry and heading toward a trillion dollars of annual revenue. More than 70 countries launched into space last year, and the Trump Administration has recognized the importance of facilitating a pro-business environment that cements America’s leadership in space. By designating the Department of Commerce the “one-stop shop” to facilitate commercial...

Economic Census Goes Online: Data to Provide Timely Information on the Health of the U.S. Economy

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Letters from the U.S. Census Bureau are beginning to land in mailboxes and mailrooms of businesses as the collection of data for almost 4 million business locations begins as part of the 2017 Economic Census. The Economic Census is the most comprehensive business survey in the United States. Conducted every five years, it is a cornerstone of many Census Bureau and other federal statistical...

Secretary Ross Statement on the Appointment of Under Secretary Ricardel as Deputy National Security Advisor

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“I thank Under Secretary Ricardel for her leadership and steadfast service to our Department and to our Nation. Since coming on board, she has helped keep sensitive technologies out of the hands of those who would do us harm, while also working to ensure that imports do not threaten to impair our national security. We wish her well in her new role, and look forward to our future collaboration.”

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Space Symposium 2018

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Good morning, and thank you for the warm welcome. It is a pleasure to be here with all of you – world leaders in space policy, business, and scientific research. I am honored to address an audience that is so important to the future achievement and well-being of the United States. What an exciting time for American advancement in space! Last month, President Trump announced his National Space...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Certain Steel Wheels from China

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether certain steel wheels from China are being dumped in the United States and if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. “When a trade case is initiated it begins an open and transparent process that allows American companies...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Applauds Pilot Program to Allow States to Manage Recreational Red Snapper Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross commended the innovative, two-year pilot program that grants partial management responsibility of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery to the five Gulf states. Red snapper caught by private anglers in state and federal waters off Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas will be covered by the program. "Granting these experimental fishing...

NIST Releases Version 1.1 of its Popular Cybersecurity Framework

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The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released version 1.1 of its popular Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, more widely known as the Cybersecurity Framework. “Cybersecurity is critical for national and economic security,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The voluntary NIST Cybersecurity Framework should be...

Secretary Ross Announces Activation of ZTE Denial Order in Response to Repeated False Statements to the U.S. Government

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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has imposed a denial of export privileges against Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Corporation”) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Kangxun”) (collectively, “ZTE”). In March 2017, ZTE...