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Spotlight on Commerce: Ibrahim Baig, Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, International Trade Administration

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Ibrahim Baig, Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, International Trade Administration My name is Ibrahim Baig. However, colleagues and friends like call me “Ibby.” I often tell people “it’s like Libby minus the L” to help familiarize, but who am I kidding? There’s nothing normal about my name, and that has everything to do...

Spotlight on Commerce: Son Lam, Management Analyst and Contracting Officer’s Representative, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Post by Son Lam, Management Analyst and Contracting Officer’s Representative, U.S. Economic Development Administration My name is Son Lam and I am a Management Analyst and Contracting Officer’s Representative for the Commerce Department’s U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). I work in the Office of Finance and Management Services (OFMS) and I am responsible for all contracting actions...

Spotlight on Commerce: Kimberly Trimble, Human Resource Liaison, U.S. Economic and Development Administration

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Guest blog post by Kimberly Trimble, Management Analyst and Human Resource Liaison, U.S. Economic and Development Administration My name is Kimberly Trimble and I am a Management Analyst at the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). As the Human Resource Liaison for EDA, I handle recruitment, classification, position management, security and payroll activities for the bureau. I work...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Joins Board Meeting of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross joined the teleconference board meeting of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation. Secretary Ross and the Automotive Innovation board members discussed the Administration and automotive industry’s responses to current challenges facing the automotive industry, as well as the industry’s efforts to support domestic supply chain and personal protection...

Secretary of Commerce Allocates $300 Million in CARES Act Aid to U.S. Fishermen and Seafood Industries Impacted by COVID-19

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the allocation of $300 million in economic relief to U.S. fishermen and seafood industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds were allocated as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law on March 27 by President Trump. Commercial fishing, charter/for-hire businesses, qualified aquaculture...

Statement From Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's Signing of the Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth

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America is an ocean nation with the laws, the resources, the tools, and the expertise to be a seafood superpower. Unfortunately and unnecessarily, our country overwhelmingly relies on imports to meet our seafood demands. Today, President Trump took bold action to secure America’s place as a seafood superpower by removing unnecessary regulations that restrict our seafood industry. This action...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Availability of $1.5 Billion in CARES Act Funds to Aid Communities Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting applications from eligible grantees for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) supplemental funds (EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance) intended to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. “President Trump is working...