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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...

Spotlight on Commerce: Crystal Keaton, Administrative Support Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Blog post by Crystal Keaton, Administrative Support Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) My name is Crystal Keaton, and I am grateful to be able to say that at the age of 38 I’ve had two careers. One in the U.S. Army SSG (Ret). The second is the position that I currently hold with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Research as...

Spotlight on Commerce: Shawn Cochran Senior Policy Advisor, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Guest blog post by Shawn Cochran Senior Policy Advisor, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) On Veterans Day, we honor the sacrifices and contributions our fellow citizens have made in the name of freedom and democracy for our country. Over the past 30 years, I have had the great pleasure of serving with service members who, without fail, put the needs of their nation...

Spotlight on Commerce: Megan Miller, Plain Language Writer/Editor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Guest blog post by Megan Miller, Plain Language Writer/Editor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) After earning my engineering degree and serving in the Navy for seven years, the next logical step in my career was to take a position as a writer-editor. Sounds disjointed? It's a more natural progression than you might think. Growing up, I loved math and science. Math homework was my favorite!...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Indo-Pacific Business Development Mission

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Thank you for that warm welcome. And a special thank you to the Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the entire Thai Government for hosting us here in Bangkok. You should be extremely proud of the job you have done executing multiple high-level summits at once. And congratulations to Thailand for its successful chairmanship of ASEAN this year, and to rising in the World Bank “Ease of Doing...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trump Administration is Making Good on its Commitment to our Indo-Pacific Partners

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A renewed partnership, a transformative vision. This is what President Donald J. Trump outlined for United States and Indo-Pacific relations almost two years ago in Da Nang, Vietnam, and it is what the United States is championing now at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. During the second half of a historic trip in 2017 that also featured stops in Japan, South Korea, China and...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley at the Opportunity Zones Association of America (OZAA) Pittsburgh Opportunity Zone Catalyst Event

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Thank you, Presley, for that kind introduction and thank you to Aaron Grau and the Opportunity Zones Association of America for hosting what will be the first of many roadshow events across the country. I also want to thank all of you for your work to promote Opportunity Zones to the investor community, and I look forward to the results we will deliver together for residents of Opportunity Zones....

The Commerce Department Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Month

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Presidential Proclamation on National Entrepreneurship Month, 2019 Throughout our American story, the trailblazers who have been willing to take great risks and chart new frontiers have changed the landscape of business, science, and technology, often setting the global pace for productivity and prosperity. Their relentless pursuit of success has launched new industries, created millions of jobs,...