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U.S. Department of Commerce Congratulates Dr. Steven Dillingham, White House Pick to Lead the U.S. Census Bureau

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross congratulated Dr. Steven Dillingham after the White House announced their intent to nominate him to be Director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Dr. Dillingham currently serves as the Director of the Office of Strategic Information, Research, and Planning for the Peace Corps. Secretary Ross also announced that Dr. Ron Jarmin will be named Deputy Director of...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Section 232 Investigation into Uranium Imports

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that he has launched an investigation into whether the present quantity and circumstances of uranium ore and product imports into the United States threaten to impair national security. The investigation will canvass the entire uranium sector from the mining industry through enrichment, defense, and industrial consumption. “Our production of...

Commerce Department Lifts Ban After ZTE Deposits Final Tranche of $1.4 Billion Penalty

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Corporation”) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Kangxun”) (collectively, “ZTE”) has placed $400 million in escrow at a U.S. bank. Shortly after the deposit, the Department lifted the denial order on ZTE pursuant to a June...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

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Today I received the enclosed letter from the Office of Government Ethics (OGE). I agree with OGE that “the success of our Government depends on maintaining the trust of the people we serve.” I take my ethics obligations very seriously and am committed to serving the American people. I have made inadvertent errors in completing the divestitures required by my ethics agreement. My investments were...

U.S. Department of Commerce to Host Public Hearing on the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts

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The U.S. Department of Commerce will host a public hearing on its Section 232 investigation of imports of automobiles and automotive parts on Thursday, July 19 in the U.S. Department of Commerce Auditorium. The hearing, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will feature testimony from approximately 45 individuals, representing domestic and international companies, industry groups, labor, and foreign...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Steel Racks from China

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether steel racks from China are being dumped in the United States and to determine if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. “The protection of American industries against the threats posed by unfair trading practices is of the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings 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 cast iron soil pipe fittings from the People’s Republic of China. Commerce determined that exporters from China have sold cast iron soil pipe fittings in the United States at 22.11 to 360.39 percent less than fair value....

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, Announce $1 Billion in Deals during Africa Mission

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and a delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) announced over $1 billion in private-sector deals during their mission to four sub-Saharan nations. PAC-DBIA members expect to quickly conclude more than $2 billion in additional deals in the coming days. The four-nation visit, which included stops in Ethiopia, Kenya...