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U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Ceramic Tile from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of ceramic tile from China, finding that exporters from this country have dumped ceramic tile in the United States at margins ranging from 114.49 to 356.02 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Steel Staples from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of certain collated steel staples from China, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 12.38 to 156.99 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash...

Secretary of Commerce Issues Statement Upon the Release of the 2019 Census Test Preliminary Results

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement upon the release of the preliminary results of the 2019 Census Test: The U.S. Census Bureau conducted the 2019 Census Test this summer to study the operational effects on self-response of including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census questionnaire. The major finding of the test was that there was no difference in self...

Secretary of Commerce Leads Trade Mission to the Indo-Pacific Region with Stops in Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will lead a Business Delegation to the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand and subsequently to Indonesia and Vietnam from November 3 – 8, 2019. This mission supports President Donald J. Trump’s goals of accelerating U.S. commercial activity in the region, supporting job-creating export opportunities for American companies, as well as meeting the...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Q3 2019 GDP Growth: U.S. Economy Grows 1.9 Percent in Third Quarter

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Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the third quarter GDP growth number for 2019. The Bureau found that real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 1.9 percent in the third quarter. “Today’s report shows that the U.S. economy continues its steady growth in defiance of media skeptics calling for a recession,” said Secretary of Commerce...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous from Canada

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada, finding that exporters from this country have dumped sodium sulfate anhydrous in the United States at a rate of 9.85 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Affirmative Preliminary Circumvention Ruling on Exports of Diamond Sawblades from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary circumvention ruling involving diamond sawblades and parts thereof, finding that diamond sawblades produced in Canada, using cores and segments of Chinese origin, are circumventing the existing antidumping duty order. This circumvention inquiry only covers one Canadian company, Protech Diamond Tools Inc. Accordingly...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Signs Declaration of Intent with French Space Agency

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Today, on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross signed a Declaration of Intent with Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall. The Declaration charts a path forward for expanded cooperation between the Department and the French space agency on space situational awareness (SSA), space traffic management (STM)...