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U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Final Determination of Dumping and Foreign Subsidy Duty Rates on Steel Rebar from Japan and Turkey

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the final determinations of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) investigations, finding that imports of steel reinforcement bar (rebar) from Japan and Turkey have been sold in the U.S. market at unfair prices, and that rebar imports from Turkey have been unfairly subsidized by the Turkish government. The Commerce Department...

FirstNet Honors Law Enforcement During Police Week

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The following is a cross-post from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) blog By Mike Bostic, FirstNet Senior Law Enforcement Advisor May 12th is the kickoff of a special week for law enforcement officers and their families. National Police Week is the time we set aside every year to honor those who put their lives on the line each day to keep us safe. We give special recognition during...

JOINT RELEASE: Initial Results of the 100-Day Action Plan of the U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue

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President of the United States Donald Trump and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping agreed at their Mar-a-Lago meeting to advance U.S.-China economic cooperation with a 100-day action plan under the framework of the U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue. Under the leadership of the co-chairs, Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross of...

FACT SHEET: Initial Actions of the U.S.-China Economic Cooperation 100-Day Plan

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Following one more round of technical consultations between the United States and China, China is to allow imports of U.S. beef on conditions consistent with international food safety and animal health standards and consistent with the 1999 Agricultural Cooperation Agreement, beginning as soon as possible but no later than July 16, 2017. The United States and China are to resolve outstanding...

Release of Gross Domestic Product by State: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2016 Numbers Throw Obama and Trump Administration Energy Policies into Sharp Contrast

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Data on the Fourth Quarter and Annual 2016 GDP by State released today by the Department of Commerce showed some states’ gross domestic product (GDP) to have been impeded by the policies of the Obama Administration, especially in the energy sector. “The Obama presidency left large swaths of our economy in shambles.” said Secretary Ross “Thankfully, the Trump Administration is unshackling our...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations on Imports of Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of new countervailing duty (CVD) and/or antidumping duty (AD) investigations of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China, Germany, Italy, India, Korea and Switzerland. “The Department will act swiftly to ensure that everyone trades on a level playing field,” said Secretary Ross. “The Trump administration is committed full and...

Celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration (ITA) National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) , now in its 34th year, is the annual salute to travel and tourism in America. During the first full week in May, communities across our nation unite to showcase the impact of travel to policymakers, business leaders and local media with rallies,...

Census Bureau Announces Retirement of Director John H. Thompson

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Today the Census Bureau announced the June 30th retirement of Bureau Director John H. Thompson after a long and distinguished career of public service. John H. Thompson was sworn in as the 24th U.S. Census Bureau Director on August 8, 2013. “My tenure at the Census Bureau has been a richly rewarding capstone to my federal career,” said Director Thompson. “As I pursue opportunities in the private...