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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces First Biden-Harris Appointments

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The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced new appointees to lead the agency under the Biden-Harris Administration. The appointments represent a diverse and accomplished group of individuals who are committed to advancing the economy for all Americans. In partnership with dedicated career civil servants, these key appointments will work to promote job creation and economic growth while also...

U.S. Department of Commerce Statement on National Urban League Case 21-Day Stay

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Yesterday, an official Order by the Court in the National Urban League case was issued in which the Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau are defendants. The Order enters a Stipulation for a 21-day stay in the case, and all necessary and appropriate steps must be taken to ensure compliance with the Court’s Stipulation and Order. Accordingly, all Department of Commerce employees who have...

Commerce Department Issues Interim Rule to Secure the ICTS Supply Chain

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Pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13873, “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Supply Chain,” today U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross issued an interim final rule to address the national security, economic security, and public health and safety concerns related to ICTS Transactions. The rule will ensure the resilience of, and trust in, our...

Commerce Adds China National Offshore Oil Corporation to the Entity List and Skyrizon to the Military End-User List

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Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) added Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to the Entity List and Chinese company Skyrizon to the Military End-User (MEU) List. Both companies threaten U.S. national security, CNOOC by helping China intimidate neighbors in the South China Sea and Skyrizon for its capability to develop, produce...

Commerce Tightens Controls to Prevent Support of Foreign Military-Intelligence and WMD Activities

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Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) imposed new controls on any U.S. technologies and specific activities of U.S. persons who may be supporting foreign military-intelligence end uses and end users in China, Cuba, Russia, and Venezuela, as well as in terrorist-supporting countries. BIS is also enhancing controls to prevent U.S. persons from...

Commerce Secretary Signs MOU Establishing U.S. Trade Zone in Kingdom of Bahrain

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Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of the Kingdom of Bahrain signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Enhance U.S.-Bahrain Trade through the Establishment of a U.S. Trade Zone (USTZ) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The MoU was signed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and the Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism in the...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Trump's Executive Order: "Addressing the Threat Posed by Applications and other Software Developed or Controlled by Chinese Companies"

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Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (E.O.) titled, “Addressing the Threat Posed by Applications and other Software Developed or Controlled by Chinese Companies.” U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement in response: "Consistent with the authorities designated to the Secretary of Commerce from the President, I have directed my Department to begin...

U.S. Department of Commerce Unveils new Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the creation of the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system, which will enable Commerce to collect and publish data on aluminum imports. AIM is modeled on Commerce’s successful Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system. “AIM represents yet another step forward for the Administration’s America First trade agenda,” said Secretary...