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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces a New Draft Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico

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Last night, the U.S. Department of Commerce initialed a draft agreement with Mexican tomato growers to suspend the ongoing antidumping (AD) investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, ensuring that the domestic tomato industry will be protected from unfair trade. “For many years, there have been disputes over the roughly $2 billion worth of tomatoes that are imported from Mexico annually. These...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Sixth National Space Council Meeting

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Thank you, Vice President Pence, for the opportunity to update the National Space Council on commercial space activities at the Department of Commerce. Last year, there were 114 government and private space launches worldwide, the first time in three decades the number exceeded 100. The United States had 31 launches — including a record number of commercial launches — but China had 39. More than...

The U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring 500,000 Part-Time and Temporary Workers for 2020 Census

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog From driving for a ride-sharing company to selling homemade crafts online, people in the United States are increasingly earning extra income in new and creative ways. These side jobs — or so-called gigs — are fueled by new opportunities triggered by technology and a trend by companies to hire more part-time or contract workers. And now...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: American Workers are Winning

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There is a significant body of evidence showing that the U.S. economy is strong. The U.S. economy has added millions of jobs, and even long-neglected sectors like manufacturing are having a resurgence. Among the continuous good economic news, wage growth for America’s workers has taken center stage. For the first time since 2009, year over year nominal hourly wage growth met or surpassed 3 percent...

Department of Commerce Adds Dozens of New Huawei Affiliates to the Entity List and Maintains Narrow Exemptions through the Temporary General License

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce identified 46 additional Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. affiliates that require inclusion on the Entity List, as part of a routine review of all Entity Listings. Since May, the Department has added over one hundred persons or organizations to the Entity List in connection to Huawei. The new restrictions...

Op-Ep: Why we're changing the rules on endangered species

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Opinion by David L. Bernhardt is Secretary of the Interior and Wilbur Ross is Secretary of Commerce. Jointly implemented by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of our nation's most important wildlife conservation laws. This act requires us to use the best scientific data and commercial information available to...

NIST Awards $6.6 Million for Research to Help Structures Better Withstand Earthquakes, Wind and Fire

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The following is a cross-pos t from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is awarding more than $6.6 million to fund research into improving disaster resilience. Eleven organizations will receive 12 grants to conduct research into how earthquakes, wind and fire affect the built environment...

Secretary Ross Announces Appointments to the Department’s Advisory Council on Foreign Direct Investment

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology , the official blog of the International Trade Administration Representatives from more than two dozen economic development organizations and business executives from across the United States will soon provide something invaluable to the federal government: their expertise on how the Administration can best attract and utilize the largest amount of...