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U.S. Department of Commerce Joins the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department of Commerce would join with other federal government agencies for the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. The new initiative builds on the already substantial efforts by the Trump Administration to provide increased economic opportunity for women around the world. “The world benefits when women are empowered...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Intent to Withdraw from Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico

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On February 6, 2019, the Department of Commerce notified the Mexican signatories to the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico that the Department intends to withdraw from the Agreement, consistent with Section VI.B. Section VI.B of the Agreement states that “[t]he signatories or the Department may withdraw from this Agreement upon ninety days written notice to the other party.”...

Statement of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union Address

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In his State of the Union address, President Trump laid out an optimistic bipartisan vision to continue building on the accomplishments of his first two years in office. Under President Trump’s leadership, common-sense policies have brought hope to the forgotten American worker. The President’s strong defense and foreign policy initiatives have restored American leadership on the international...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Plastic Decorative Ribbon 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 plastic decorative ribbon from China, finding that exporters have sold plastic decorative ribbon at less than fair value in the United States at rates ranging from 54.21 to 370.04 percent. In addition, Commerce determined that...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Concludes Successful 2018

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The U.S. Department of Commerce was hard at work this year protecting American trade and security interests, reforming outdated government practices, planning the critical decennial census, providing crucial weather information to protect lives and property, stewarding the Nation’s marine resources, in addition to supporting minority and community economic development, among countless other vital...

MITRE Releases Report Examining NOAA Internal Policies and the Karl Study

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Today, the MITRE Corporation released its report investigating internal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientific policies and procedures regarding the publication of a study titled Possible Artifacts of Data Biases in the Recent Global Surface Warming Hiatus. This study was led by NOAA scientists – with Thomas Karl as the principal author – and generated concerns from...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Steel Propane Cylinders from China and Thailand

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of steel propane cylinders from China and Thailand, determining that exporters from these countries have been found dumping this product at margins of 8.27 to 83.50 percent for China, and of 9.85 percent for Thailand. As a result of today’s...

Department of Commerce Named Third Best Place to Work in Government

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce earned a third place ranking out of the 17 large agencies of the Federal Government for the second year in a row, according to an annual survey conducted by the Partnership for Public Service and the Boston Consulting Group. The Department registered an employee engagement score of 70.3, an increase of 1.1 points over last year and above the government...