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Celebrating World IP Day

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On April 26th, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) celebrated World Intellectual Property (IP) day in Washington, D.C., as well as across the country in Houston, Chicago and Silicon Valley. The theme of this year’s World IP Day is “Innovation – Improving Lives.” One program which is a prime example innovation improving lives is Patents for Humanity, the USPTO’s awards competition...

Get Ready for National Small Business Week

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The following is a cross-post from the Small Business Administration (SBA) blog By Linda McMahon, SBA Administrator Once upon a time.... It’s the classic opening to our favorite fairy tales. As children, we dream of magic potions and knights in shining armor that will provide our happily ever after. How were we to know that our own hard work, skill and determination could be far more effective...

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on U.S.-Canada Trade Relations

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"It has been a bad week for U.S.-Canada trade relations. Last Monday, it became apparent that Canada intends to effectively cut off the last dairy products being exported from the United States. Today, in a different matter, the Department of Commerce determined a need to impose countervailing duties of roughly one billion dollars on Canadian softwood lumber exports to us. This is not our idea of...

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

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of softwood lumber from Canada. Commerce preliminarily determined that exporters of softwood lumber from Canada received countervailable subsidies of 3.02 percent to 24.12 percent. In 2016, imports of softwood lumber from Canada were valued at an estimated $5.66...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigation on Imports of Carton-Closing Staples from the People’s Republic of China

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of a new antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of carton-closing staples from the People’s Republic of China. “The Department will act swiftly, while assuring a full and fair assessment of the facts, to ensure that everyone trades on a level playing field,” said Secretary Ross. “The Trump administration is committed to...

FirstNet Shares Best Practices on Public Safety with Global Peers

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The following is a cross-post from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) blog By TJ Kennedy, FirstNet President Americans are now learning about the public-private partnership between FirstNet and AT&T that is working to bring a dedicated, wireless broadband network to public safety nationwide (“FirstNet”). What they may not know is that other countries are pursuing similar nationwide...

Frequently Asked Questions: Section 232 Investigations: The Effect of Steel Imports on the National Security

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1. What is the purpose of a Section 232 Investigation? Section 232 investigations are initiated to determine the effects of imports of any articles on U.S. national security. In this case, the Commerce Department is determining the effect of steel imports on the national security. Generally, steel products fall into one of the following five categories (including but not limited to): Flat products...

Frequently Asked Questions: Steel Anti-dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) Orders

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1. What are anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders? If a U.S. industry believes that it is being injured by unfair competition through dumping or subsidization of a foreign product, it may request the imposition of antidumping or countervailing duties by filing a petition with both the Department of Commerce and the United States International Trade Commission. The Department of...