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Fact Sheet: Section 232 Investigations: The Effect of Imports on the National Security

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Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. §1862) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to conduct comprehensive investigations to determine the effects of imports of any article on the national security of the United States. Section 232 investigations include consideration of: domestic production needed for projected national defense requirements; domestic industry’s capacity to...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Today’s Trade Enforcement Actions

Press releases
Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation and preliminary decisions of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, by the Department of Commerce, concerning hardwood plywood from China and carbon and alloy steel wire rod from 10 separate countries. “The Department of Commerce will act swiftly to halt any possible unfair trade practices against U.S....

Free and Fair Trade for American Workers and Businesses

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Post by Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce Originally posted on the White House Blog on April 13, 2017. The United States is the least protectionist country in the world but has the largest trade deficit, while other countries are highly protectionist and have huge trade surpluses. This cannot continue. We can no longer afford to be ignorant or naive in the aggressive global marketplace, and there...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Antidumping Determinations on Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the final affirmative determination in the antidumping (AD) investigation of finished carbon steel flanges from Spain. The Department of Commerce, at request of relief from U.S. producers, has determined that exporters from Spain have been unfairly dumping these finished carbon steel flanges in the U.S. market at a rate ranging from 18.81 percent...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is Open for Business

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the newly launched Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is now accepting self-certifications. The Framework provides companies a mechanism to comply with Swiss data protection requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. “The Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to Host the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that he will host the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit), June 18-20, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. The Summit is the highest profile event to connect global companies and U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) to facilitate business investment in the United States. “We are...

Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Republic of Korea in Groundbreaking Ruling

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Today, in an unprecedented action, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the final results of an annual administrative review of the antidumping duty order on imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Republic of Korea. The Department of Commerce has found that Korean steel producers have been unfairly dumping OCTG in the U.S. market, hurting American workers and businesses. The...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Delivers Keynote on Federal Data at NTIS-Hosted Forum

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On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered opening remarks at a public data forum hosted by the Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) to explore how the federal government can be more effective in its data management and delivery of public services. The event also featured presentations by federal agencies including the Food and...