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Commerce Secretary Signs MOU Establishing U.S. Trade Zone in Kingdom of Bahrain

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Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of the Kingdom of Bahrain signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Enhance U.S.-Bahrain Trade through the Establishment of a U.S. Trade Zone (USTZ) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The MoU was signed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and the Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism in the...

Year in Review: Our Most Popular Stories of 2020

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As we welcome 2021, we reflect on some of the most popular stories of last year. The Department of Commerce continues to work every day to promote job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair and secure trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce, and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting foundational research and development. The following blogs generated the...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Trump's Executive Order: "Addressing the Threat Posed by Applications and other Software Developed or Controlled by Chinese Companies"

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Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (E.O.) titled, “Addressing the Threat Posed by Applications and other Software Developed or Controlled by Chinese Companies.” U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement in response: "Consistent with the authorities designated to the Secretary of Commerce from the President, I have directed my Department to begin...

U.S. Department of Commerce Unveils new Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the creation of the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system, which will enable Commerce to collect and publish data on aluminum imports. AIM is modeled on Commerce’s successful Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system. “AIM represents yet another step forward for the Administration’s America First trade agenda,” said Secretary...

Commerce Department Will Publish the First Military End User List Naming More Than 100 Chinese and Russian Companies

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding a new ‘Military End User’ (MEU) List, as well as the first tranche of 103 entities, which includes 58 Chinese and 45 Russian companies. The U.S. Government has determined that these companies are ‘military end users’ for purposes of the ‘military end user’ control in the EAR that applies to...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Export-Import Bank Virtual Board Meeting on Domestic Content Policy

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Thank you, Chairman Reed and Directors Bachus and Pryor, for your leadership of this Board, and for your work developing the proposal we are considering today, permitting EXIM to provide full financing packages for exports in designated transformational sectors containing at least 51 percent U.S. content. This change is an update over the current policy which stipulates an 85 percent requirement...

Statement from Secretary Ross on The Department's 77 Additions to the Entity List for Human Rights Abuses, Militarization of the South China Sea and U.S. Trade Secret Theft

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Today, the Commerce Department added 77 entities to the Entity List for actions deemed contrary to the national security or foreign policy interest of the United States. These include entities in China that enable human rights abuses, entities that supported the militarization and unlawful maritime claims in the South China Sea, entities that acquired U.S.-origin items in support of the People’s...

Commerce Adds China’s SMIC to the Entity List, Restricting Access to Key Enabling U.S. Technology

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) added Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) of China to the Entity List. BIS is taking this action to protect U.S. national security. This action stems from China’s military-civil fusion (MCF) doctrine and evidence of activities between SMIC and entities of concern in the Chinese military...