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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Declares Fishery Disaster in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence

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Today, in response to a request from Governor Roy Cooper, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that a commercial fishery failure occurred in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Florence, which caused severe damage throughout the state in September of 2018. “The Trump Administration and Department of Commerce stand ready to support all Americans who were struck by devastating hurricanes...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Minority Business Development Agency Grant Awards

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) of the Department of Commerce awarded over $13 million to 35 projects in communities across the country. The grants, which are part of MBDA’s new Broad Agency Announcement initiative, reflect critical Department of Commerce priorities including space commerce, aquaculture, disaster relief,...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination on Steel Racks from China

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of steel racks from China, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 5.04 to 150.49 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Magnesium from Israel

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether magnesium from Israel is being sold in the United States at less than fair value and to determine if producers in Israel are receiving unfair subsidies. These investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by US Magnesium LLC on...

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

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing the affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of quartz surface products from the People’s Republic of China, finding that exporters from China have been dumping these products in the United States at margins ranging from 242.10 to 341.29 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Announces New Data Application to Help American Companies Expand Overseas

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the release of the International Trade Administration’s new Market Diversification Tool (MDT). This unique application puts 12 million data points at the fingertips of U.S. exporters and helps them identify the top potential foreign markets for their products. “Currently, more than half of domestic exporters ship to only one...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Rubber Bands 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 rubber bands from China. Commerce determined that exporters from China have sold rubber bands at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 27.27 percent. Commerce determined that exporters from China received...

Secretary Ross Statement on USW Ratification of New Contract with US Steel

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the following statement on the new 4 year contract ratified yesterday by U.S. Steel and United Steelworkers: "The new contract between the United Steelworkers and US Steel shows the wisdom of President Donald J. Trump’s trade policies. The winners are not just corporations, but also the average worker. This very fair deal shares the benefits of the...