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U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Ceramic Tile from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether ceramic tile from China is being dumped in the United States and to determine if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. These antidumping and countervailing duty investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by the...

Remembrance: Perspective of a Second Generation Holocaust Survivor

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I remember that cold April some years ago when my son Michael and I walked through the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany. It was Michael’s suggestion to visit the place where my father Benjamin and his brother Berek were imprisoned as Jews with the other “untermenchen” which is German for inferior people or “beneath human.” For many years I resisted the idea of making a pilgrimage to a...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 32.04 to 459.98 percent and 7.09 to 20.45 percent, respectively. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to...

GDP Increases in First Quarter

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Real gross domestic product increased 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2018, real GDP increased 2.2 percent. GDP Highlights The increase in real GDP reflected increases in consumer spending, inventory investment, exports, government spending, and business investment that were partly...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Glycine from India, China, and Japan

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WASHINGTON – 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 glycine from India (AD and CVD), China, (CVD only), and Japan (AD only), finding that exporters from India and Japan have sold glycine at less than fair value in the United States at the following rates: India – 7...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Q1 2019 GDP Growth

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the first quarter 2019 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers. The Bureau found that the real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019. “This blockbuster GDP report shows that President Donald J. Trump’s policies are unleashing the vitality of the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigation of Imports of Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous from Canada

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of a new antidumping duty (AD) investigation to determine whether sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada is being dumped in the United States. This antidumping investigation was initiated based on a petition filed by Cooper Natural Resources, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX), Elementis Global LLC (East Windsor, NJ), and Searles Valley Minerals,...

Op-Ed: Tax Day Shows Benefits of President Trump’s Tax Reform for Nation, Florida

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This past Monday was Tax Day, perhaps the least appealing day on America’s national calendar. This year, however, President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act gave Americans something to smile about. Today, I am in the Miami area discussing tax reform and the positive impact the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) will have for Florida. As many Floridians may have noticed, the average...