"It has been a bad week for U.S.-Canada trade relations. Last Monday, it became apparent that Canada intends to effectively cut off the last dairy products being exported from the United States. Today, in a different matter, the Department of Commerce determined a need to impose countervailing duties of roughly one billion dollars on Canadian softwood lumber exports to us. This is not our...


Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of softwood lumber from Canada.  Commerce preliminarily determined that exporters of softwood lumber from Canada received countervailable subsidies of 3.02 percent to 24.12 percent.


Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of a new antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of carton-closing staples from the People’s Republic of China. “The Department will act swiftly, while assuring a full and fair assessment of the facts, to ensure that everyone trades on a level playing field,” said Secretary Ross. “The Trump administration is  committed...


Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a presidential memorandum calling on Secretary Wilbur Ross to prioritize a Department of Commerce investigation initiated last night into the effects of steel imports on US national security. The study will consider overcapacity, dumping, illegal subsidies, and other factors, to determine whether steel imports threaten American economic security and...


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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the final affirmative determination in the antidumping (AD) investigation of finished carbon steel flanges from Spain. The Department of Commerce, at request of relief from U.S. producers, has determined that exporters from Spain have been unfairly dumping these finished carbon steel flanges in the U.S. market at a rate ranging from 18.81 percent...


Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the newly launched Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is now accepting self-certifications. The Framework provides companies a mechanism to comply with Swiss data protection requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.


Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that he will host the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit), June 18-20, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. The Summit is the highest profile event to connect global companies and U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) to facilitate business investment in the United States.


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