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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Declares Commercial Fishery Disasters for West Coast Salmon and Sardines

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that commercial fishery failures occurred between 2015 and 2017 for salmon fisheries in Washington, Oregon, and California, in addition to the sardine fishery in California. “The Department of Commerce and NOAA stand ready to assist fishing towns and cities along the West Coast as they recover,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “After years...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from China and India

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from China and India, finding that exporters sold PTFE resin at dumping margins ranging from 54.41 to 218.88 percent and 22.78 percent, respectively. As a result of these decisions, Commerce will instruct U...

U.S. Department of Commerce Establishes Improved Procedures for Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusion Requests

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WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce continues to make improvements to the procedures for Section 232 product exclusion requests. This includes the recent implementation of an updated rebuttal system, to continue to ensure a transparent and fair process. This new rebuttal process is now available to all U.S. businesses which have not received a final determination. "The Department of Commerce...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization on Sodium Gluconate, Gluconic Acid, and Derivative Products 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 sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, and derivative products from the People’s Republic of China. Commerce determined that exporters from China have sold sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, and derivative products in the United...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Antidumping Duty Determinations on PET Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan. Commerce determined that exporters have sold PET resin in the United States at the following less than fair value rates: Brazil – 29.68 to 275.89 percent Indonesia...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination on Quartz Surface Products from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of quartz surface products from the People’s Republic of China, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 34.38 to 178.45 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Introduces a New Tool to Deliver Access to Global Steel Trade Statistics

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the release of the new interactive Global Steel Trade Monitor. The monitor, developed by the Department of Commerce’s Enforcement and Compliance unit within the International Trade Administration, provides extensive and timely steel trade data for the top 20 global steel importing countries and top 20 global steel exporting countries. “Timely...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Henry Childs, II as National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that Henry Childs, II will be the new National Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). Mr. Childs will be the 17 th National Director of the agency. Established by an Executive Order in 1969, MBDA is the only Federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S....