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Commerce Department to Add Nine Chinese Entities Related to Human Rights Abuses in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region to the Entity List

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The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced the impending addition of the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Public Security’s Institute of Forensic Science and eight Chinese companies to the Entity List, which will result in these parties facing new restrictions on access to U.S. technology. These nine parties are complicit in human rights violations and...

Commerce Department to Add Two Dozen Chinese Companies with Ties to WMD and Military Activities to the Entity List

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The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced it will add 24 governmental and commercial organizations to the Entity List for engaging in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The entities, based in China, Hong Kong, and the Cayman Islands, represent a significant risk of supporting procurement of items for...

Spotlight on Commerce: Pad Hosmane, IT Specialist, Office of the Chief Information Officer, National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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Guest blog post by Pad Hosame, IT Specialist, Office of the Chief Information Officer, National Technical Information Service (NTIS) I was born in Bangalore, India. Today, Bangalore is home to many of the most well-recognized colleges and research institutions in India. Numerous public sector industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defense organizations are located in...

Department of Commerce Asks for Public Input on Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusion Process

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on how to improve the exclusion process for tariffs and quotas imposed on steel and aluminum imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (“Section 232”). The notice of inquiry, which went on public display today at the Federal Register, states that BIS will accept comment submissions...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the 2020 NOAA Hurricane Outlook

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Welcome everyone, and thank you for joining us for today’s annual NOAA Outlook on the 2020 Hurricane Season. The United States is fortunate to have the world’s best scientists, computer and modeling experts, and meteorologists providing us with ever-increasingly accurate forecasts of tropical storms. These experts are constantly learning from current and past weather events. They are analyzing...

Spotlight on Commerce: Connie Africano Remoroza, Research Chemist, Mass Spectrometry Data Center, Biomolecular Measurement Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Blog post by Connie Africano Remoroza, Research Chemist, Mass Spectrometry Data Center, Biomolecular Measurement Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I was born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in a middle-class family where I was the eldest of seven children. My parents worked hard to send my six siblings and me to college. Through them, I learned to value education...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 5th American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting

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Thank you, Ivanka, for your dedication to America’s workers and for shepherding this initiative over the past year. And thank you for leading this timely and important call. We greatly appreciate the Board members’ desire to contribute immediately to the nation’s economic recovery policy discussions and not wait until our next scheduled meeting for late June. We also thank the Board Members who...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jolene Lau, Communications Specialist, Pacific Islands Regional Office, NOAA Fisheries

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Guest blog post by Jolene Lau, Communications Specialist, Pacific Islands Regional Office, NOAA Fisheries Aloha, I'm Jolene Lau and I handle media and public inquiries for NOAA Fisheries' Pacific Islands Regional Office. As the Communications Specialist for the region, I also work closely with subject matter experts. I ensure that our communication products are reaching our target audience and...