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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...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Seventh Meeting of the National Space Council

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Thank you, Vice President Pence, for the opportunity to update the National Space Council on the work being done at the Department of Commerce to implement Space Policy Directives Two and Three. I am pleased to report that after innumerable discussions with industry and government agencies, a new remote sensing rule has been finalized and has been published this morning on the Federal Register...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: 3 Factors Why This Economic Bounceback Won't Mirror 2008

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In just a short few months, the coronavirus has stolen 90,000 precious American lives and upended our nation’s economy from one of its best performances in history with the fastest drops in employment and activity in generations. The temporary, but severe economic pain brought about by the response to COVID-19 has had a purpose: the sacrifices being made by our workers, families, and businesses...

Spotlight on Commerce: Thomas Hong, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Guest blog post by Thomas Hong, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office I am a primary patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). I review patent applications within the mechanical engineering technology center, specializing in amusement and education devices. I also serve as president of the Korean-American Intellectual Property Organization (KAIPO), the...