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U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations on Imports of Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of new countervailing duty (CVD) and/or antidumping duty (AD) investigations of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China, Germany, Italy, India, Korea and Switzerland. “The Department will act swiftly to ensure that everyone trades on a level playing field,” said Secretary Ross. “The Trump administration is committed full and...

Census Bureau Announces Retirement of Director John H. Thompson

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Today the Census Bureau announced the June 30th retirement of Bureau Director John H. Thompson after a long and distinguished career of public service. John H. Thompson was sworn in as the 24th U.S. Census Bureau Director on August 8, 2013. “My tenure at the Census Bureau has been a richly rewarding capstone to my federal career,” said Director Thompson. “As I pursue opportunities in the private...

Trade Deficit with Mexico and Japan Continues to Grow at Unsustainable Rate

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The trade deficit with Mexico and Japan was found to be growing at an alarming rate following the release of March 2017 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data by the Department of Commerce. The trade deficit increased by $363 million with Mexico and by $1.6 billion with Japan from February to March of this year. “The United States can no longer sustain this inflated trade...

Readout from a Commerce Spokesperson on Secretary Ross' and Secretary Mnuchin’s joint call with China Vice Premier Wang Yang

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Earlier today, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin held a phone conversation with Vice Premier Wang Yang of China. Commerce Secretary Ross, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Vice Premier Wang discussed bilateral issues related to the U.S.-China Comprehensive Dialogue and the overall economic and trade relationship between the two countries.

U.S. Department of Commerce Will Resume the Collection of Duties on Mexican Sugar if Negotiations Fail

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Today, after negotiations reached an impasse, the Department of Commerce formally notified the Government of Mexico its intention to resume the collection of antidumping and countervailing duties on sugar imports on June 5, 2017, unless an agreement is reached. “While I regret that such measures were needed, it is my hope that Mexico and the United States can reach a fair agreement before June,”...

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Recent Threats by Canadian Officials

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"The Department of Commerce's recent preliminary decision to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber was based on the facts presented, not on political considerations. If any Canadian or British Columbian official wishes to present additional information, we will consider it carefully and impartially. Threats of retaliatory action are inappropriate and will not influence any final...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the GDP Growth in the First Quarter of 2017

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement today on the release of the real gross domestic product (GDP) quarterly growth by the Department of Commerce. In the first quarter of 2017, the GDP increased 0.7 percent, according to the advance estimate released. Since the first quarter of 2016, the year-over-year increase in real GDP was 1.9 percent. The increase in real GDP...

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...