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U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Determinations on Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from the People’s Republic of China and India

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, finding that exporters of fine denier polyester staple fiber from the People’s Republic of China (China) and India received countervailable subsidies of 41.73 to 47.64 percent and 7.18 to 9.86 percent, respectively. The Commerce Department will instruct U.S...

Ellen Herbst Departing the Department of Commerce

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Today, Ellen Herbst, Assistant Secretary for Administration and Chief Financial Officer, performing the non-exclusive duties and functions of the Deputy Secretary of Commerce, announced her retirement from federal public service. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration of the Department. Herbst will join the University System of Maryland (USM) as...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determination in this antidumping duty (AD) investigation, finding that exporters of aluminum foil from the People’s Republic of China (China) sold their product at prices that resulted in preliminary dumping margins of 96.81 percent to 162.24 percent to be applied, based on factual evidence provided by the...

Joint Statement from Secretary Ross and Minister Prabhu on the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue

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On October 27, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu met to discuss the U.S.-India commercial relationship and launch their first session of the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue. Upon noting the impressive three-fold increase in total U.S.-India trade since 2005, both sides affirmed the significant strategic and economic importance of the U.S.-India...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Q3 2017 Three Percent Economic Growth

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"Today’s release of the gross domestic product growth for Q3 2017 proves that President Trump’s bold agenda is steadily overcoming the dismal economy inherited from the previous Administration. This is a remarkable achievement in view of the recent hurricanes which have shattered so many lives. As we work together to help those areas recover, I am confident that they will rebound stronger than...

Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigations of Imports of Forged Steel Fittings from Italy, the People’s Republic of China (China) and Taiwan, and a Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Forged Steel Fittings from China

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) investigations to determine whether imports of forged steel fittings from China, Italy and Taiwan are being dumped in the United States, and a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation to determine whether producers of forged steel fittings in China are receiving alleged unfair subsidies. “The...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Italy, Korea, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, finding that producers/exporters in these countries have sold carbon and alloy steel wire rod in the United States at less than...

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Report on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth Through Deregulation

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross submitted the Department of Commerce’s report in response to President Trump’s executive order “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. This report identifies and addresses regulatory burdens inside of the Department of Commerce that encumber energy production, strangle economic...