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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...

A Communique on the G-20 Digital Economy Ministerial

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The digital economy is an integral part of our daily lives. We use online tools and services to search for information, help with our children’s homework, order household goods from our favorite retailer, and myriad other tasks. Companies around the world use similar tools to find and connect with other businesses, share information seamlessly between different manufacturing locations, and file...

President Donald J. Trump: Standing Up to Unfair Steel Trade Practices

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“We're going to use American steel, we're going to use American labor, we are going to come first in all deals.” – President Donald J. Trump A JUSTIFIABLE AND NECESSARY ACTION: As imports of steel to the United States continue to rise, an examination of foreign practices is urgently needed. Despite America’s existing domestic steel industry, imports of steel into the United States have risen 19.6...

Fact Sheet: Section 232 Investigations: The Effect of Imports on the National Security

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Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. §1862) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to conduct comprehensive investigations to determine the effects of imports of any article on the national security of the United States. Section 232 investigations include consideration of: domestic production needed for projected national defense requirements; domestic industry’s capacity to...

Fact Sheet: Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidies of Imports of 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People’s Republic of China

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View full PDF with charts On March 21, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The AD and CVD laws provide U.S. businesses and workers with a transparent, quasi...

Fact Sheet: Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

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The Department of Commerce today issued a green paper outlining guiding principles and an approach to support the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a transformational evolution in global technology with the potential to benefit public safety, health care, governance, the environment and improve the daily lives of workers and consumers. The report, developed by the Department’s...

Cabinet Exit Memo by Secretary Penny Pritzker

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Introduction The Department of Commerce (the Department) sits at the intersection of all business and economic issues, both domestically and abroad. A single mission unites our 12 bureaus and 46,000 employees: to help create the conditions for economic growth, job creation, and opportunity across the United States . The Department helps American companies prosper in the global economy. We issue...