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Commerce Lists Entities Involved in the Support of PRC Military Quantum Computing Applications, Pakistani Nuclear and Missile Proliferation, and Russia’s Military

Press releases
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a final rule adding twenty-seven foreign entities and individuals to the Entity List for engaging in activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The twenty-seven entities and individuals are located in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Japan, Pakistan and...

Secretary Raimondo Outlines Agenda to Increase American Competitiveness

Speeches
Thank you, David, for that introduction. It’s an honor to be here with you all today. Over the past six months, I’ve had an opportunity to define how the Commerce Department contributes to President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Our strategy is designed to achieve an overarching goal: to improve America’s economic competitiveness so that our workers and our companies succeed in the global...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Section 232 Investigation into the Effect of Imports of Neodymium Magnets on U.S. National Security

Press releases
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. § 1862), to determine the effects on U.S. national security from imports of Neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) permanent magnets. Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, data, analyses, or other information to BIS by...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on Actions Taken Under ICTS Supply Chain Executive Order

Press releases
Today, the Department of Commerce served subpoenas on multiple Chinese companies that provide information and communications technology and services (ICTS) in the United States. The subpoenas were issued to support requirements for the review of transactions pursuant to Executive Order 13873. The actions taken today are an important step in investigating whether the transactions involving these...

Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of Aluminum on U.S. National Security

232 Exclusions Portal Press Release (June 13, 2019) 232 Exclusions Portal (as of June 13, 2019) Find Objections, Rebuttals, and Surrebutals on Regulations.gov Tariff Exclusion Process Announced on 3/18/2018 NEW U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process Presidential Proclamation on 3/8/2018 Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the...

Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of Steel on U.S. National Security

232 Exclusions Portal Press Release (June 13, 2019) 232 Exclusions Portal (as of June 13, 2019) Find Objections, Rebuttals, and Surrebutals on Regulations.gov Tariff Exclusion Process Announced on 3/18/2018 U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process Presidential Proclamation on 3/8/2018 Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United...

Report to the President on Enhancing Resilience Against Botnets

Reports
The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released this report on May 30, 2018. It outlines a guide to government and private sector actions that would reduce the threat of botnets and similar cyberattacks. The report responds to a May 2017 Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, which directed the...

Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of Aluminum on U.S. National Security

Tariff Exclusion Process Announced on 3/18/2018 NEW U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process Presidential Proclamation on 3/8/2018 Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States Section 232 Investigation Report Released on 2/16/2018 Secretary Ross Releases Steel and Aluminum 232 Reports in Coordination with White House...

President Donald J. Trump: Standing Up to Unfair Steel Trade Practices

Fact sheets
“We're going to use American steel, we're going to use American labor, we are going to come first in all deals.” – President Donald J. Trump A JUSTIFIABLE AND NECESSARY ACTION: As imports of steel to the United States continue to rise, an examination of foreign practices is urgently needed. Despite America’s existing domestic steel industry, imports of steel into the United States have risen 19.6...

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

Fact sheets
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...