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Presidential Proclamation on Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2019

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The following is a cross-post from the White House During Minority Enterprise Development Week, our Nation celebrates the success of minority-owned businesses and recognizes their significant role in strengthening our country’s robust economy. The contributions of these enterprises ensure American companies remain world leaders in the global marketplace. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the...

Fact Sheet: What they are Saying: The Department of Commerce Spearheads a New Approach to Consumer Privacy

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WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SPEARHEADS A NEW APPROACH TO CONSUMER PRIVACY On September 26, 2018, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration launched an effort to find a new approach to the privacy and protection of consumer data, establishing America’s leadership in innovation and technology on the world stage. Computer &...

Digital Trade in North America

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As internet access and reliance grows, so does the potential for digital cross-border trade. Building on other work from the Department of Commerce's Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) and Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), this report, which serves to inform policymakers, business leaders and others, summarizes estimates of U.S. digital trade with Canada and Mexico. We cannot definitively...

Women in STEM: 2017 Update

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In March, the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) released the first in a series of reports updating and expanding our previous work examining the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce. That first report, "STEM Jobs: 2017 Update," provided an overview of STEM workers and their earning power. This second report provides a more detailed look at the gender dynamics of the STEM...

Final Amendments to Mexican Sugar Suspension Agreements: Fact Sheet

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The Key Elements of the Deal The Department of Commerce and the Government of Mexico and the Mexican sugar industry have reached agreement on final amendments to the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) suspension agreements on sugar from Mexico. The Department finalized these amendments after careful consideration of the comments received from interested parties and other...

FACT SHEET: Initial Actions of the U.S.-China Economic Cooperation 100-Day Plan

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Following one more round of technical consultations between the United States and China, China is to allow imports of U.S. beef on conditions consistent with international food safety and animal health standards and consistent with the 1999 Agricultural Cooperation Agreement, beginning as soon as possible but no later than July 16, 2017. The United States and China are to resolve outstanding...

Frequently Asked Questions: Section 232 Investigations: The Effect of Steel Imports on the National Security

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1. What is the purpose of a Section 232 Investigation? Section 232 investigations are initiated to determine the effects of imports of any articles on U.S. national security. In this case, the Commerce Department is determining the effect of steel imports on the national security. Generally, steel products fall into one of the following five categories (including but not limited to): Flat products...

Frequently Asked Questions: Steel Anti-dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) Orders

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1. What are anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders? If a U.S. industry believes that it is being injured by unfair competition through dumping or subsidization of a foreign product, it may request the imposition of antidumping or countervailing duties by filing a petition with both the Department of Commerce and the United States International Trade Commission. The Department of...