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Joint Statement on the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States and Argentina on Regulatory Coherence and Private Sector Engagement

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, together with Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Linda McMahon and Argentine Minister of Production Francisco Cabrera, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Regulatory Coherence and Meaningful Engagement with the Private Sector, a key outcome of the U.S.-Argentina Commercial Dialogue. They are pleased to release the...

President Donald J. Trump Signs Presidential Memo Prioritizing Department of Commerce National Security Investigation into Aluminum

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

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on U.S.-Canada Trade Relations

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"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 idea of...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination on Softwood Lumber from Canada

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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. In 2016, imports of softwood lumber from Canada were valued at an estimated $5.66...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigation on Imports of Carton-Closing Staples from the People’s Republic of China

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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 to...

Presidential Memorandum Prioritizes Commerce Steel Investigation

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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 military...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Today’s Trade Enforcement Actions

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation and preliminary decisions of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, by the Department of Commerce, concerning hardwood plywood from China and carbon and alloy steel wire rod from 10 separate countries. “The Department of Commerce will act swiftly to halt any possible unfair trade practices against U.S....

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Antidumping Determinations on Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain

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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...