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Commerce Playing Key Role in COVID-19 Response and Recovery

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Under the leadership of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the U.S. Department of Commerce is playing a key role in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Commerce bureaus are providing economic assistance through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to U.S. communities and businesses affected by the pandemic; trade and export assistance to U.S. businesses; real-time...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 38th American-Turkish Conference

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It’s an honor to be with you virtually for the 38th annual American-Turkish Conference. And I am pleased to welcome to Minister Pekcan, to our discussion today. I thank you for your hospitality during my visit to Istanbul last year. A special thanks also to the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Turkey Business Council for organizing this important event. I am grateful for all you do to promote strong economic...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at NTIA’s 2020 Spectrum Policy Symposium: Spectrum Sharing for the Next Decade

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Thank you, Charles, for that kind introduction and for your leadership with the NTIA team organizing the third Spectrum Policy Symposium. And a warm welcome to everyone joining us virtually today. My thanks also to Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Adam...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Briefing on Iran Arms EO and AEOI Sanctions

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I am grateful for our President’s commitment to ending Iran’s nuclear, ballistic missile, and conventional weapons undertakings – pursuits that it uses to deliberately threaten and terrorize the rest of the world. And in that spirit, today, the U.S. Department of Commerce is adding five Iranian scientists to the Entity List for enabling or assisting Iran’s nuclear development program, actions that...

Department of Commerce’s Statement in response to the Inspector General’s Management Alert NO. OIG-20-050-M

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The Department has reviewed the Office of Inspector General’s management alert criticizing the Census Bureau’s plan to meet the statutory deadline of December 31, 2020 for delivery to the President of the apportionment counts for the 2020 Census (OIG Report). The OIG Report makes no recommendations to improve the compliance plan and it ignores the numerous improvements to the field collection and...

Commerce Adds Five Scientists Involved in Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Development Program to the Entity List

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department is adding five Iranian scientists to the Entity List for enabling or assisting Iran’s nuclear development program, which is contrary to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States. The individuals added to the Entity List are Ahmad Nozad Gholik, Behnam Pouremadi, Hamid Sepehrian...

Statement on Delayed Prohibitions Related to TikTok

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In light of recent positive developments, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, at the direction of President Trump, will delay the prohibition of identified transactions pursuant to Executive Order 13942, related to the TikTok mobile application that would have been effective on Sunday, September 20, 2020, until September 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the EDA Grant Announcement Leon County Research and Development Authority Tallahassee, Florida

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Thank you, Ron, for that kind introduction and for welcoming us to this impressive Innovation Park. And my thanks also to Commissioner Dozier and Mayor Dailey for joining us this afternoon. I am grateful to all of you for your commitment to meet today in the midst of Hurricane Sally’s disruption. My prayers go out to everyone affected by the flooding, high winds, and damage caused by the storm...