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Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley Recognizes Employees in Honor of Public Service Recognition Week

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Every day in government facilities across the nation and around the world millions of men and women are working to make America stronger, safer, and more prosperous. Their commitment and accomplishments seldom make headlines, but the work they do is critical to our national welfare and security. One of these devoted civil servants, Chelsea Decaminada, passed away this past Saturday, May 4th, after...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Trade Winds Conference in New Delhi, India

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Thank you, Ken, for the kind introduction, and for your leadership in strengthening the bonds between the world’s oldest and the world’s biggest democracies. It is great to see all the wonderful American companies here in New Delhi for our Trade Winds Conference and Trade Mission. Welcome everyone. I know you have all traveled a long way. Thank you for joining us. We are excited that so many U.S....

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Passing of Chelsea Decaminada

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On May 4, 2019, Chelsea Decaminada passed away as a result of injuries sustained during the April 21st terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, where she was on assignment. It was our great hope that Chelsea would recover from her injuries. My prayers are with Chelsea’s family during this difficult time. Chelsea was a talented International Program Specialist in our Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Magnesium from Israel

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of magnesium from Israel, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies of 7.48 percent. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of magnesium from Israel based on these preliminary...

Commerce Secretary Ross Honors 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees at the National Building Museum

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Last week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in inducting nineteen of America’s greatest inventors into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) which was held at the historic National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. At the event, Secretary Ross addressed the important role that innovation plays in transforming and advancing our...

Celebrating World Trade Month

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The following is a cross-post by Gilbert Kaplan, Under Secretary of Commerce for the International Trade Administration During World Trade Month, the International Trade Administration (ITA) will celebrate our commitment to preserving free, fair, and reciprocal trade that enhances American prosperity. Our nation is among the most innovative and open economies in the world, and for decades the...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Annual Induction Event

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Thank you, Andrei, for that kind introduction. The country is truly fortunate that you are the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Thank you for your service to all inventors living here and everywhere in the world. And thank you — everyone attending tonight — for your support of the inventors who have transformed our society. Our hearty congratulations to this year’s inductees and...

Real GDP Increases in 49 States and District of Columbia

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The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia in the fourth quarter of 2018. The percent change in real GDP in the fourth quarter ranged from 6.6 percent in Texas to 0.0 percent in Delaware. Wholesale trade, mining, and information services were the leading contributors to the increase in...