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Commerce Department Adds 24 Chinese Companies to the Entity List for Helping Build Military Islands in the South China Sea

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) added 24 Chinese companies to the Entity List for their role in helping the Chinese military construct and militarize the internationally condemned artificial islands in the South China Sea. Despite protests from the United States and other countries, the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been...

Commerce Virtual Interns Support Agency’s Mission

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As summer 2020 comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Commerce interns are returning to their programs of study and embarking on academic journeys with the knowledge to last a lifetime. While their internships occurred during an unprecedented time, their experiences are certainly memorable. Hillary Shah, a rising senior at the University of North Texas studying political science, economics, and...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Stakeholder Conference Call

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Thank you to my Co-Chair, Secretary Elaine Chao for joining this call. It is an honor to serve alongside you on the Commission. I extend my thanks as well to Commission Chair Dr. Paul Hsu and Commissioner Prem Parameswaren for being with us today. I am grateful for your leadership on behalf of more than 22 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in this country. And I thank you for advising...

Commerce Applauds NAPA Study Reaffirming the Department as the Lead Agency for Space Traffic Management

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Today, the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) released their Congressionally directed study, “Space Traffic Management: Assessment of the Feasibility, Expected Effectiveness, and Funding Implications of a Transfer of Space Traffic Management Functions.” The findings reaffirm that the Office of Space Commerce at the Department of Commerce is the best suited civil agency to perform...

Commerce Department Further Restricts Huawei Access to U.S. Technology and Adds Another 38 Affiliates to the Entity List

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) today further restricted access by Huawei Technologies (Huawei) and its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List to items produced domestically and abroad from U.S. technology and software. In addition, BIS added another 38 Huawei affiliates to the Entity List, which imposes a license requirement for all items subject...

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.65 Million in CARES Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping Alaska Respond to Coronavirus

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On August 8, 2020, Michael Walsh, Commerce Department Chief of Staff and Dana Gartzke, Performing the Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, traveled to Ketchikan, Alaska, to announce $1.65 million in CARES Act funding boosting economic development programs critical to helping Alaska respond to COVID-19. While there they met with the Alaska Troll Fishing...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: The Census Bureau is Not Shortchanging the Count

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The U.S. Census Bureau is well on its way to delivering a complete and accurate 2020 Census. I am proud to oversee this essential activity which is clearly outlined in the United States Constitution. Critics claim incorrectly that the Census Bureau is shortchanging the count. This is not an accurate depiction of the current state of the 2020 Census, which is on its way to delivering a successful...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Trade Representative Virtual Field Hearing on Seasonal and Perishable Produce

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Introduced by USTR Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Participants include U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer; Chief Agricultural Negotiator Ambassador Gregg Doud; USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue; E&C Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Kessler; and USDA Under Secretary Ted McKinney. Thank you, Ambassador Lighthizer, for your steadfast commitment and devotion to American producers and American workers...