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Secretary of Commerce Leads Trade Mission to the Indo-Pacific Region with Stops in Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will lead a Business Delegation to the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand and subsequently to Indonesia and Vietnam from November 3 – 8, 2019. This mission supports President Donald J. Trump’s goals of accelerating U.S. commercial activity in the region, supporting job-creating export opportunities for American companies, as well as meeting the...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Q3 2019 GDP Growth: U.S. Economy Grows 1.9 Percent in Third Quarter

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Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the third quarter GDP growth number for 2019. The Bureau found that real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 1.9 percent in the third quarter. “Today’s report shows that the U.S. economy continues its steady growth in defiance of media skeptics calling for a recession,” said Secretary of Commerce...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous from Canada

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada, finding that exporters from this country have dumped sodium sulfate anhydrous in the United States at a rate of 9.85 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Affirmative Preliminary Circumvention Ruling on Exports of Diamond Sawblades from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary circumvention ruling involving diamond sawblades and parts thereof, finding that diamond sawblades produced in Canada, using cores and segments of Chinese origin, are circumventing the existing antidumping duty order. This circumvention inquiry only covers one Canadian company, Protech Diamond Tools Inc. Accordingly,...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Signs Declaration of Intent with French Space Agency

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Today, on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross signed a Declaration of Intent with Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall. The Declaration charts a path forward for expanded cooperation between the Department and the French space agency on space situational awareness (SSA), space traffic management (STM),...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Aluminum Wire and Cable from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of aluminum wire and cable from China, finding that exporters from this country have sold aluminum wire and cable at less than fair value in the United States at rates of 58.51 percent to 63.47 percent. In addition, Commerce...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates a Circumvention Inquiry into Imports of Rebar from Mexico

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of a circumvention inquiry into imports of steel concrete reinforcing steel bar from Mexico, to determine if imports of rebar that are bent at one or both ends circumvent the existing antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders. U.S. law provides that Commerce may conduct a circumvention inquiry when evidence suggests...

U.S. Department of Commerce Continues Suspended Antidumping Investigation of Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico and Issues Final Affirmative Determination of Dumping

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Today, at the request of U.S. tomato producers and as required by the statute, the Department of Commerce continued the antidumping duty investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico. Simultaneously, Commerce issued a final affirmative determination of dumping. However, the recently negotiated suspension agreement remains in force pending the outcome of an investigation by the U.S. International...