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Spotlight on Commerce: Elizabeth Chu, Social Media Specialist and Acting Website Editor-in-Chief, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Guest blog by Elizabeth Chu, Social Media Specialist and Acting Website Editor-in-Chief, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) As the Social Media Specialist for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), I am responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring the agency’s social media strategy to increase brand awareness and strengthen our digital presence. Recently, I stepped in as the...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to Initiate Section 232 Investigation into Imports of Laminations and Wound Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced he will initiate an investigation into whether laminations for stacked cores for incorporation into transformers, stacked and wound cores for incorporation into transformers, electrical transformers, and transformer regulators are being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the...

U.S. Census Bureau Honors Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Key Population and Demographic Statistics

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The following in a cross-post by the U.S. Census Bureau In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of...

Spotlight on Commerce: June Lau, Physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Material Measurement Laboratory

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Guest blog by June Lau, Physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Material Measurement Laboratory My name is June Lau and I am a physicist at the Commerce Department National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Our mission is to improve the quality of life and economic security of the American people through advancements in measurement science, standards, and technology...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Henry Childs

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Henry Childs, National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, is leaving the Department of Commerce for a new role promoting economic development in urban and distressed areas. I am very grateful to Henry for his three years of service to the Trump Administration and I wish him well in his new endeavors.

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Q1 2020 GDP Advance Estimate

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Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the advance estimate for gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2020, finding that real gross domestic product contracted at an annual rate of 4.8 percent. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement in response: "Today’s GDP numbers are weak, but in line with expectations as a...

Commerce This Week: April 28

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Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Commerce Tightens Restrictions on Technology Exports to Combat Chinese, Russian and Venezuelan Military Circumvention Efforts

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The Department of Commerce announced today new export control actions to prevent efforts by entities in China, Russia, and Venezuela to acquire U.S. technology that could be used in development of weapons, military aircraft, or surveillance technology through civilian supply chains, or under civilian-use pretenses, for military end uses and military end-users. "It is important to consider the...