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U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Quartz Surface Products from India and Turkey

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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 certain quartz surface products from India and Turkey, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from de minimis to 4.32 percent for India and 3.81 percent for Turkey. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Reaffirms Excellent Bilateral Ties

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Secretary Ross called on Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on October 7, 2019 during his visit to Singapore. Secretary Ross and Prime Minister Lee reaffirmed the excellent state of bilateral relations, underpinned by our strong defense and economic ties. Secretary Ross emphasized the United States’ continued engagement in the region. Secretary Ross also met with Minister for Trade and...

U.S. Department of Commerce Adds 28 Chinese Organizations to its Entity List

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Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security of the Department of Commerce announced that it will add 28 Chinese governmental and commercial organizations to the Entity List for engaging in or enabling activities contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States. This action constricts the export of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to entities that have been...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jim Alstrum-Acevedo Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Blog post by Jim Alstrum-Acevedo Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) I am a Supervisory Patent Examiner (SPE) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). My team and I examine pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent applications. My team includes fifteen skilled examiners who evaluate patents concerning short polypeptides having less than 100 amino acids,...

Spotlight on Commerce: Cindy Orellana Good, Program Manager, National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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Blog post by Cindy Orellana Good, Program Manager, National Technical Information Service (NTIS) I have been a public servant for roughly 11 years. Most of my time has been dedicated in helping organizations overcome challenges and identifying opportunities for growth. It’s these types of experiences that fuel my passion in being purposeful and making a difference. As a program manager for the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Marcos A. Reyes-Martinez, Materials Research Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 

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Blog post by Marcos A. Reyes-Martinez, Materials Research Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I often say I was born in paradise, surrounded by idyllic weather, stunning landscapes and beautiful people. I was born in the oldest city of “New Spain,” Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. I am the product of the clash and melding of worlds. In my blood runs...

The Intersection of Manufacturing & FDI: Job Creation

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration (ITA). This Manufacturing Day we are highlighting the positive impact of investors in manufacturing. Whether a business decides to expand existing operations in the United States, or a new international investor opens a manufacturing plant for the first time, U.S. communities reap rewards....

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: The Trump Administration is Delivering U.S. Wins on Trade

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As leaders of the world met last week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, trade was an important topic of discussion. Unlike in past years, when the status quo ate away at the wealth of the United States and at the strength of its workforce, this year’s meeting featured a sea change in the world trade system. Thanks to President Donald J. Trump, the United States is no longer...