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U.S. Metro Areas Exported $1.5 Trillion in Merchandise Across the World in 2018

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration released the 2018 goods export data for the nation's 392 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), highlighting that U.S. metro areas exported a significant $1.5 trillion in merchandise across the world last year. In fact, from 2017 to 2018, exports from MSAs increased $110.3 billion – or 8.1 percent, and 259...

USPTO Announces Federal Register Notice on Artificial Intelligence Patent Issues

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The following is a cross-post from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Blog post by Laura Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO As a former Silicon Valley intellectual property attorney for more than 20 years, the potential of disruptive technology has long been of special interest to me. Artificial intelligence (AI)...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Merit Medical Systems in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Introduced by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert Thank you, Governor Herbert, for that kind introduction. It is my honor to be here with Vice President Pence and Governor Herbert, and with the Medical Merit Systems’ workforce and CEO Fred Lampropoulos. It is also a pleasure to be with Sen. Romney; Congressman Bishop; and the peerless, Senator Hatch. Utah has always been well represented in Washington...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigations of Imports of Polyethylene Terephthalate Sheet from Korea, Mexico, and Oman

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) investigations to determine whether polyethylene terephthalate sheet (PET sheet) from the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Sultanate of Oman are being dumped in the United States. These investigations were initiated based on petitions filed on July 9, 2019 by Advanced Extrusions, Inc. (Rogers, MN), Ex...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Elite Well Services in Artesia, New Mexico

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Introduced by Claire Chase, Member of Elite Well Services’ Board of Directors Thank you, Claire, for that kind introduction. It is my honor to be here with Vice President Pence and with a company doing so much to improve the fortunes of so many people in New Mexico and throughout America. You are providing the country with the energy independence that has eluded us since the first Arab Oil Embargo...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces a New Draft Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico

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Last night, the U.S. Department of Commerce initialed a draft agreement with Mexican tomato growers to suspend the ongoing antidumping (AD) investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, ensuring that the domestic tomato industry will be protected from unfair trade. “For many years, there have been disputes over the roughly $2 billion worth of tomatoes that are imported from Mexico annually. These...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Sixth National Space Council Meeting

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Thank you, Vice President Pence, for the opportunity to update the National Space Council on commercial space activities at the Department of Commerce. Last year, there were 114 government and private space launches worldwide, the first time in three decades the number exceeded 100. The United States had 31 launches — including a record number of commercial launches — but China had 39. More than...

The U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring 500,000 Part-Time and Temporary Workers for 2020 Census

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog From driving for a ride-sharing company to selling homemade crafts online, people in the United States are increasingly earning extra income in new and creative ways. These side jobs — or so-called gigs — are fueled by new opportunities triggered by technology and a trend by companies to hire more part-time or contract workers. And now...