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Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's Address to the Nation Regarding COVID-19

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President Trump has made the safety, security, and health of the American people his top priority from day one of this Administration. Since the very beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, the President has taken an unprecedented whole-of-government approach to protect the American people. After consulting with top government health officials, yesterday the President continued to take decisive...

Department of Commerce Asks for Public Input on Huawei Temporary General License Extensions

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced today it was seeking public comments on March 10-25, 2020 the continuing need for, and scope of, possible future extensions of the Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-United States affiliates (Huawei) on the Entity List. At the same time, the Department extended the TGL...

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director Andrei Iancu on the Election of Daren Tang as WIPO Director General

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The Department of Commerce and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office congratulate Daren Tang, Singapore’s Chief Executive of Intellectual Property, on his election to the post of Director General for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Wilbur L. Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, praised the nomination. “The election of Daren Tang as Director General of the World Intellectual...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on UN “Blacklist” of Companies

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On February 12, 2020, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a “blacklist” of companies, including several U.S. companies, that do business in Israel-controlled territories. Boycotts against Israel and companies doing business with and in Israel are contrary to longstanding U.S. policy. The UN “blacklist” is anti-business, seeks to isolate Israel, has no factual basis or...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Earl Comstock

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I would like to thank Earl Comstock for honoring his commitment to serve for three years as Director of Policy and Strategic Planning at the Department of Commerce. I value his wise counsel, his deep policy expertise, his innovative thinking and leadership, and I thank him for his service to the American people. I know he will excel in whatever new role he takes on and wish him the very best.

Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Visit to Pakistan

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As President Trump said this week, “Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one.” The United States is Pakistan’s largest export destination. U.S. companies have a long history of doing business in Pakistan, contributing to its economic development and providing high-value jobs. The work Pakistan has begun to do to fight terrorism and promote security is affording the United States and...

Department of Commerce Renews Temporary General License for 45 Days

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Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced it was extending a Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List for an additional 45 days. The TGL was implemented as a measure to prevent interruption of existing network communication systems in rural U.S. regions and permit global...

President Donald J. Trump Signs Executive Order on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services to Keeping the Promise to Make America Safe and Resilient

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President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services takes important steps to help secure America’s critical infrastructure. The free, accurate, and reliable positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services provided by the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) have become integrated into the fabric...