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

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

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

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...

Secretary Ross Statement on House Passage of the American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act

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“Space activities are already a $336 billion industry and heading toward a trillion dollars of annual revenue. More than 70 countries launched into space last year, and the Trump Administration has recognized the importance of facilitating a pro-business environment that cements America’s leadership in space. By designating the Department of Commerce the “one-stop shop” to facilitate commercial...

Economic Census Goes Online: Data to Provide Timely Information on the Health of the U.S. Economy

Letters from the U.S. Census Bureau are beginning to land in mailboxes and mailrooms of businesses as the collection of data for almost 4 million business locations begins as part of the 2017 Economic Census. The Economic Census is the most comprehensive business survey in the United States. Conducted every five years, it is a cornerstone of many Census Bureau and other federal statistical...

Secretary Ross Statement on the Appointment of Under Secretary Ricardel as Deputy National Security Advisor

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“I thank Under Secretary Ricardel for her leadership and steadfast service to our Department and to our Nation. Since coming on board, she has helped keep sensitive technologies out of the hands of those who would do us harm, while also working to ensure that imports do not threaten to impair our national security. We wish her well in her new role, and look forward to our future collaboration.”

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Space Symposium 2018

Good morning, and thank you for the warm welcome. It is a pleasure to be here with all of you – world leaders in space policy, business, and scientific research. I am honored to address an audience that is so important to the future achievement and well-being of the United States. What an exciting time for American advancement in space! Last month, President Trump announced his National Space...