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Secretary Ross Highlights Commerce Actions Supporting Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies

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In support of the National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said the Department is fully behind the President’s strategy and has already implemented a number of export controls on emerging technologies. Earlier this month, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in Commerce imposed controls on six more emerging technologies, bringing the total to...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From 18 Countries

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of common alloy aluminum sheet (CAAS) from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey. This follows recent preliminary affirmative...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finalizes 20-Year Amendment to the Suspension Agreement on Uranium from the Russian Federation

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The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (Rosatom), on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation, have signed a final amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (Agreement). This amendment extends the Agreement through 2040 and reduces U.S. reliance on uranium from Russia...

Joint Communique from the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

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Brasília and Washington – The 11th meeting of the United States-Brazil CEO Forum was held on Monday simultaneously in Brasília and Washington, D.C., through videoconference, allowing both governments and private sector participants to discuss the progress made in areas identified as priorities within the joint recommendations presented in the last edition of the Forum, held in Washington, D.C., in...

Commerce Department Statement on U.S. District Court Ruling on TikTok Preliminary Injunction

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On September 27, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the implementation of Executive Order (E.O.) 13942, limited to the Secretary of Commerce’s Identification of Prohibited Transactions with TikTok/ByteDance involving ‘any provision of services… to distribute or maintain the TikTok mobile application, constituent...

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement upon President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States: "President Trump has put forth a highly qualified individual with the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett proved her confidence and poise as she was tested in an extremely contentious and aggressive vetting...

The U.S. Department of Commerce Concludes Successful Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum Highlighting Importance of Women Exporters

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The U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley closed the final session of the six-part virtual “Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum” earlier this week highlighting the vast opportunities available to women business leaders across North America and the benefits provided by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "The Department of Commerce is honored to facilitate...

Department of Commerce’s Statement in response to the Inspector General’s Management Alert NO. OIG-20-050-M

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The Department has reviewed the Office of Inspector General’s management alert criticizing the Census Bureau’s plan to meet the statutory deadline of December 31, 2020 for delivery to the President of the apportionment counts for the 2020 Census (OIG Report). The OIG Report makes no recommendations to improve the compliance plan and it ignores the numerous improvements to the field collection and...