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At the U.S. Department of Commerce, we are fully committed to enforcing U.S. trade laws and ensuring that our trading partners comply with their obligations under the World Trade Organization and our free trade agreements. We are cracking down on companies and countries that don't play by the rules in record numbers.

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Secretary Ross Statement on USW Ratification of New Contract with US Steel

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the following statement on the new 4 year contract ratified yesterday by U.S. Steel and United Steelworkers: "The new contract between the United Steelworkers and US Steel shows the wisdom of President Donald J. Trump’s trade policies. The winners are not just corporations, but also the average worker. This very fair deal shares the benefits of the...

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

Find Objections, Rebuttals, and Surrebutals 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 States Section 232 Investigation Report Released on 2/16/2018 Secretary Ross Releases Steel and Aluminum 232 Reports...

U.S. Department of Commerce Establishes Improved Procedures for Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusion Requests

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WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce continues to make improvements to the procedures for Section 232 product exclusion requests. This includes the recent implementation of an updated rebuttal system, to continue to ensure a transparent and fair process. This new rebuttal process is now available to all U.S. businesses which have not received a final determination. "The Department of Commerce...

Section 232 Investigations

Commerce.gov 232 pages: Steel Page Aluminum Page Regulations.gov dockets: Steel Docket Aluminum Docket Regulations.gov forms and guides: Steel Forms & Supporting Guides Aluminum Forms & Supporting Guides Find Objections, Rebuttals, and Surrebuttals for Section 232 Product Exclusion Requests The Aluminum Rebuttal Surrebuttal Finder and the Steel Rebuttal Surrebuttal Finder , uploaded daily as an...

Secretary Ross's Remarks at the Majority Whip Meeting, U.S. House of Representatives

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Thank you, Mr. Whip, for that kind introduction. And thank you for inviting me to be here with you this morning. I know there are questions about our trade policy, so let me say a few words about our intentions, and then I look forward to answering your questions. We initiated a Section 232 Investigation under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to determine if it was essential for U.S. national...

Opinion: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and aluminum industry will keep America safe

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Last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated investigations to determine whether imports of steel and aluminum threaten to impair the United States' national security. After several months studying the impact of imports on the steel and aluminum industries, it was clear that their future was at risk. We concluded that, to preserve America's ability to produce the metals required to ensure...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Steel Racks from China

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether steel racks from China are being dumped in the United States and to determine if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. “The protection of American industries against the threats posed by unfair trading practices is of the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Circumvention Rulings on Steel from Vietnam

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced final affirmative rulings that corrosion-resistant steel (CORE) and certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) imported from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) produced from substrate originating in the People’s Republic of China (China) are circumventing the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders on CORE and...