Today, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative final determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. Commerce determined that Argentina and Indonesia are providing unfair subsidies to its producers of biodiesel at rates from 71.45 to 72.28 percent and 34.45 to 64.73 percent, respectively.
Working now in the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration is something I see as a continuation of my service in the military. Just like in the Army, my job is to tell the stories of the work my colleagues do through assisting U.S. exporters and attracting foreign direct investment.
Broadband can play an essential role in supporting veterans by providing access to services and helping them to establish a stable and fulfilling civilian life. As we honor our veterans this week, we take seriously our responsibility to ensure their seamless transition civilian life and recognize that it’s critical to that all veterans have access to broadband.
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) recently honored minority-owned businesses in Detroit during Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. At this year’s event, they launched a new award honoring the Minority Veteran-Owned Firm of the Year – which was bestowed upon Army veteran Bede Ramcharan, President & CEO of Indatatech, of San Antonio, Texas.
Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of softwood lumber from Canada.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, finding that exporters of fine denier polyester staple fiber from the People’s Republic of China (China) and India received countervailable subsidies of 41.73 to 47.64 percent and 7.18 to 9.86 percent, respectively.
Today, Ellen Herbst, Assistant Secretary for Administration and Chief Financial Officer, performing the non-exclusive duties and functions of the Deputy Secretary of Commerce, announced her retirement from federal public service. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration of the Department.