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Six Years in a Row: U.S. Seen as the World’s Top Business Destination

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the International Trade Administration blog. The United States has, for an incredible sixth year in a row, topped A.T. Kearney’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index, an annual ranking of CEO and investor confidence in global markets. That unmistakable confidence has spoken again, and the latest report extends the United States’ winning...

NIST Research Improves Firefighter Safety

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Firefighters rely on self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) to protect them from dangerous heat and toxic smoke. NIST research helped to improve industry standards for SCBA performance, leading to rapid improvements in the safety of the nation’s firefighters. NIST fire researchers developed a new test method to evaluate the performance of the weakest part of SCBA—the face piece lens. By using...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Congratulates YAATRA Ventures LLC on Export Deal with Uganda

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross congratulates YAATRA Ventures, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based manager of investment capital with a specific expertise in Africa, on its recently announced $2.85 billion Project Framework Agreement with the government of Uganda. The YAATRA Ventures-led Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium, which includes General Electric’s Baker Hughes division, will develop...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Polyetrafluoroethylene Resin from China and India

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from China and India. “The dumping of goods below market value in the United States is something the Trump Administration takes very seriously,” said Secretary Ross. "The Department of Commerce will...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Brazil, the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia), the Republic of Korea (Korea), Pakistan, and Taiwan. “The Department will use every tool at our disposal to defend U.S. industry against unfair trade...

Op-Ed: President Trump’s Tax Plan is Working for America

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As Americans filed their taxes this spring, they wrestled for the last time with a system that for decades plundered their paychecks and made American businesses uncompetitive. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by President Trump in December is already benefiting American families, workers, and companies. The United States will continue to reap the economic benefits generated by tax reform...

Commerce Joins SBA in Celebrating America’s 30 Million Small Businesses

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This week is National Small Business Week and the Commerce Department is pleased to join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognizing outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners across the nation. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s...

USPTO Celebrates Women Innovators for World IP Day

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By Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Today, April 26, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) celebrates World Intellectual Property (IP) day in Washington, D.C., as well as across the country in Houston, Chicago and Silicon Valley. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) established...