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Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Passing of Chelsea Decaminada

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On May 4, 2019, Chelsea Decaminada passed away as a result of injuries sustained during the April 21st terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, where she was on assignment. It was our great hope that Chelsea would recover from her injuries. My prayers are with Chelsea’s family during this difficult time. Chelsea was a talented International Program Specialist in our Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Magnesium from Israel

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of magnesium from Israel, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies of 7.48 percent. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of magnesium from Israel based on these preliminary...

Commerce Secretary Ross Honors 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees at the National Building Museum

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Last week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in inducting nineteen of America’s greatest inventors into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) which was held at the historic National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. At the event, Secretary Ross addressed the important role that innovation plays in transforming and advancing our...

Celebrating World Trade Month

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The following is a cross-post by Gilbert Kaplan, Under Secretary of Commerce for the International Trade Administration During World Trade Month, the International Trade Administration (ITA) will celebrate our commitment to preserving free, fair, and reciprocal trade that enhances American prosperity. Our nation is among the most innovative and open economies in the world, and for decades the...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Annual Induction Event

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Thank you, Andrei, for that kind introduction. The country is truly fortunate that you are the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Thank you for your service to all inventors living here and everywhere in the world. And thank you — everyone attending tonight — for your support of the inventors who have transformed our society. Our hearty congratulations to this year’s inductees and...

Real GDP Increases in 49 States and District of Columbia

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The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia in the fourth quarter of 2018. The percent change in real GDP in the fourth quarter ranged from 6.6 percent in Texas to 0.0 percent in Delaware. Wholesale trade, mining, and information services were the leading contributors to the increase in...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Ceramic Tile from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether ceramic tile from China is being dumped in the United States and to determine if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. These antidumping and countervailing duty investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by the...

Remembrance: Perspective of a Second Generation Holocaust Survivor

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I remember that cold April some years ago when my son Michael and I walked through the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany. It was Michael’s suggestion to visit the place where my father Benjamin and his brother Berek were imprisoned as Jews with the other “untermenchen” which is German for inferior people or “beneath human.” For many years I resisted the idea of making a pilgrimage to a...