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U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Antidumping Duty Determinations on PET Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan. Commerce determined that exporters have sold PET resin in the United States at the following less than fair value rates: Brazil – 29.68 to 275.89 percent Indonesia...

Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2017

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The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis Blog Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 312 out of 383 metropolitan areas in 2017 according to statistics on the geographic breakout of GDP released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The percent change in real GDP by metropolitan area ranged from 12.1 percent in Odessa, TX to -7.8 percent in Enid, OK (table 2)....

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at White House for the First Meeting of the National Council for the American Worker

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Thank you, Ivanka, for your work on this initiative. Your leadership is helping rebuild the American economy and creating good jobs for millions of Americans. I am honored that you asked me to co-chair both the National Council for the American Worker, and the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The creation of these bodies could not be more timely. It is another indication of how our...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination on Quartz Surface Products from China

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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 quartz surface products from the People’s Republic of China, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 34.38 to 178.45 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Introduces a New Tool to Deliver Access to Global Steel Trade Statistics

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the release of the new interactive Global Steel Trade Monitor. The monitor, developed by the Department of Commerce’s Enforcement and Compliance unit within the International Trade Administration, provides extensive and timely steel trade data for the top 20 global steel importing countries and top 20 global steel exporting countries. “Timely...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Henry Childs, II as National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that Henry Childs, II will be the new National Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). Mr. Childs will be the 17 th National Director of the agency. Established by an Executive Order in 1969, MBDA is the only Federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S....

Op-Ed: A Launching Point for Growth in the U.S.-Greece Relationship

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Last October, President Trump accepted Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ invitation for the United States to be the honored country at the 83 rd Thessaloniki International Fair. (TIF). The U.S. Pavilion and our extensive commercial, defense and cultural representation at the Fair symbolize the strong U.S. support for Greece throughout its long economic crisis and our commitment to continue this...

Our Highest Priority: Protect and Secure the 2020 Census

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by Rod Turk, Acting Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau share an important goal – to ensure the 2020 Decennial Census is safe, secure, and on schedule. Protecting Census Bureau systems as well as the confidentiality and the security of the data we collect is our highest priority. The Department and the Census Bureau work...