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U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Antidumping Duty Determinations on Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. “Today’s decision allows U.S. producers of biodiesel to receive relief from the market-distorting effects of foreign producers dumping into the domestic market,” said Secretary Ross. “While the United States...

Secretary Ross Outlines Commerce-Led Initiatives to Advance Space Leadership

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Secretary Wilbur Ross addressed the second meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council today, where he outlined Commerce-led initiatives to advance American leadership in space commerce. “Since the Council’s first meeting last October, the Department of Commerce has identified regulatory barriers to commercial space activity and developed a vision for the future of space commerce....

Secretary Ross: “A Bright Future for U.S. Leadership of Space Commerce”

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CAPE CANAVERAL – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered the following remarks today at the second meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: Mr. Vice President, Members of the National Space Council, the User Advisory Committee, and distinguished guests: A couple of weeks ago, here at Cape Canaveral, we watched the successful launch of Space X...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Cast Iron Soil Pipe from China

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether cast iron soil pipe from China is being dumped in the United States or if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. “The Department will act swiftly, while assuring a full and fair assessment of the facts, to ensure that...

Secretary Ross Releases Steel and Aluminum 232 Reports in Coordination with White House

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Today, Secretary Wilbur Ross released reports on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s investigations into the impact on our national security from imports of steel mill products and from imports of wrought and unwrought aluminum. These investigations were carried out under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. All classified and business confidential information in the reports...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of cast iron soil pipe fittings from China. “Though politics plays no role in antidumping investigations, President Trump made it clear that we will vigorously enforce our trade laws and provide U.S. industry relief from unfair trade practices,”...

Bureau of Economic Analysis Releases for the First Time Prototype Statistics Measuring the Economic Effects of Outdoor Recreation

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Americans who hit the trails to ski, bike or hike aren’t just working up a sweat; they’re also generating economic activity. Outdoor recreation accounted for 2.0 percent of the U.S. economy, or $373.7 billion, in 2016, according to prototype statistics for the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ newest special account. The outdoor recreation economy grew 3.8 percent in 2016, compared with the overall U.S...

Helping the American Economy Grow: 2018–2022 Strategic Plan

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I’m excited to present the U.S. Department of Commerce’s 2018–2022 Strategic Plan. It sets out the priorities I’ve established for the Department and informs the public about our important work. The Department of Commerce has one overarching purpose: Helping the American Economy Grow. American workers and businesses operate in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive world. To address these...