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Allegheny Technologies is warning U.S. Commerce Department officials that 100 high-paying local jobs will be eliminated and the viability of a vital Defense Department supplier jeopardized unless the Pittsburgh specialty metals producer gets relief from tariffs on imported steel. The company is seeking an ...
The U.S Department of Commerce will allow ZTE to present additional evidence after the agency recently issued an order banning American firms from selling components and software to the Chinese technology firm, the Wall Street Journal reported. According to the report, the Department of Commerce ...

The thousands of smallsats heading to launchpads in 5-10 years promise seamless, global connectivity, near real-time Earth imagery and navigation services for our self-driving cars. But whether they will deliver depends in part on how well the birds share increasingly congested low Earth orbit (LEO).
The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it has made a preliminary determination that aluminum sheet imports from China are being subsidized. The Commerce Department calculated preliminary subsidy margins ranging from 31.20 to 113.30 percent of the value of the imported common alloy ...
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced more details Tuesday about how his department will become "a one-stop shop" for regulating the burgeoning space industry. The Commerce Department also plans to work with the existing regulations enforced by the Federal Aviation Administration and ...
One of China's biggest tech companies will no longer be able to buy components from the U.S. The Commerce Department banned China's ZTE, which makes smartphones and other products, from buying US parts because the Department says the company did not punish employees who violated U.S. ...

"This new policy directs the Department of Commerce to provide a basic level of space situational awareness, for public and private use, based on the space catalog ... The new rules are intended to take weight off of the Pentagon, moving the regulatory authority instead to the Commerce Department.
The Commerce Department further found “limited empirical evidence exists” proving a citizenship question would decrease response. “While it is possible this belief is true, there is no information available to determine the number of people who would in fact not respond due to a citizenship question being ...
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington Department of Commerce announced $57.6 million in loans and grants from the state's Housing Trust Fund for 42 affordable housing projects in communities throughout the state. More than $53 million will go to multifamily/rental projects and $4.4 million to homeownership ...
However, any individual or organization in the U.S. can file objections to exclusions, but the Department of Commerce will only consider information directly related to a specific exclusion request. In other words, the DOC will ignore trade associations, lobbying groups, and media objections to an exclusion ...
"These procedures will allow the Administration to further hone these tariffs to ensure they protect our national security while also minimizing undue impact on downstream American industries," Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement on Monday. "Domestic industry will be able to apply for ...
This week the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) met with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) General Counsel Peter Davidson and Senior Counsel James Uthmeier to discuss the implementation of whistleblower laws in their agency. NWC was represented by Executive Director Stephen M.
Secretary Ross complied with the directive and, in a rare move, the Department of Commerce self-initiated the Section 232 investigations. In the history of ... As expected, in both Section 232 investigations, the Commerce Department concluded that imports of steel and aluminum threaten national security.
But at least one has set the Alabama Ethics Commission in conflict with the Alabama Department of Commerce. ... The bill has the support of the Commerce Department — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield did not return messages seeking comment last week — and Johnson and other supporters argued ...
That includes setting up the combined office in the main headquarters building of the Commerce Department. Ross and Bruno Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (left) watching the March 1 launch of NOAA's GOES-S weather satellite on an Atlas 5 with United Launch Alliance President and CEO Tory ...
The Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis released a report on Thursday showing the highest spike in Americans' real disposal income since 2012. The report credited the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by President Donald Trump in December for the jump.
Four appointees who had temporary security clearances no longer have positions at the Commerce Department because of issues related to their background checks, according to a new report. Sources told the Washington Post that the political appointees should not be allowed access to classified ...

On Feb. 16, the U.S. Commerce Department released two highly anticipated reports on its investigations into the impact of steel and aluminum imports on U.S. national security. The investigations were carried out pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. §1862), which ...
The Department of Commerce is recommending to the White House that significant tariffs and quotas be placed on steel and aluminum imports. This follows the recent action taken by the administration in putting tariffs on solar panels and washing machines. The Commerce Department is recommending a ...
The recommendations include a 24 percent global tariff on steel imports, or a charge of at least 53 percent on steel from a dozen countries. Commerce recommended a 7.7 percent tariff on aluminum imports, or a 23.5 percent tariff on aluminum products from China, Hong Kong, Russia, Venezuela and ...
The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended a 24% tariff on steel imports from all countries, and a 7.7% tariff on aluminum imports, among other options. President Donald Trump is required to make decisions on the recommendations in April. The Commerce Department said the imports "threaten to ...
But U.S. companies that import steel or aluminum from other nations must pay the penalties while they petition the U.S. Department of Commerce for relief. If the imports are exempted, their payments will be refunded. The agency expects to make a decision on each exclusion application within 90 days.
(CNN) — In a controversial move, the Commerce Department announced Monday that the question of citizenship will again be included in the 2020 Census. The move comes at the request of the Justice Department, first made in the early days of the administration, saying it was needed to better enforce the ...
If the Commerce Department makes a negative final determination or the ITC makes a negative final determination of injury, the investigation will be terminated and no order will be issued. The U.S. Department of Commerce's Enforcement and Compliance unit within the International Trade Administration is ...
The U.S. Commerce Department is looking into possibly reversing its handover of technical internet oversight to the nonprofit manager of the domain name system. Assistant Commerce Secretary David Redl said March 6 he is working with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to “find a way to get more ...
The state Department of Commerce says West Valley School has completed a project to construct a lit fiber network, increasing internet speeds to 100 megabits per second. According to the commerce department, the school will now pay “half as much for more than four times the bandwidth, improving ...
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition won a final antidumping determination from the Commerce Department. The department found that biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia are sold into the United States below fair value, and the cash deposit requirements on imports from ...
The Department of Commerce is recommending to the White House that significant tariffs and quotas be placed on steel and aluminum imports. This follows the recent action taken by the administration in putting tariffs on solar panels and washing machines. The Commerce Department is recommending a ...
In the AD investigation, the Commerce Department will determine whether imports of cast iron soil pipe from China are being dumped in the US market at less than fair value. In the CVD investigation, the Commerce Department will determine whether Chinese producers of cast iron soil pipe are receiving ...
“Today's announcement by the Department of Commerce to recommend sweeping tariffs around all steel and aluminum imports, in the guise of national security concerns, doesn't make sense for the U.S. economy,” said API President and CEO Jack Gerard. “These tariffs would undoubtedly raise costs for ...
In the AD investigation, the Commerce Department will determine whether imports of cast iron soil pipe from China are being dumped in the US market at less than fair value. In the CVD investigation, the Commerce Department will determine whether Chinese producers of cast iron soil pipe are receiving ...
As a result of the commerce department's final ruling, importers of Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel will continue to pay cash deposits on biodiesel imported from those countries. The updated cash deposit rates range from 60.44 to 86.41 percent for biodiesel from Argentina, and 92.52 to 276.65 percent ...
The Department of Commerce now says in a letter that there were scoring errors in the process for determining which companies were awarded medical marijuana cultivators' licenses. That admission was in a letter from the head of the agency to state Auditor Dave Yost, who has been critical of the process ...
Aluminum is critical to the well-being of America's beer industry as more than half of the beer produced annually is packed in aluminum cans or aluminum bottles. If the president accepts any of the recommendations from the Commerce Department's report on aluminum imports, it will dramatically increase ...
FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016, file photo, smoke and steam spew from the sprawling complex that is a part of the Jiujiang steel and rolling mills in Qianan in northern China's Hebei province. The Commerce Department is urging President Donald Trump to impose tariffs or quotas on imported aluminum and ...
Stepped-up foreign production of steel and aluminum, especially by China, has driven down prices and hurt American producers. The Commerce Department is recommending tariffs on all steel and aluminum imports, higher tariffs on imports from specific countries or a quota on imports. The measures are ...
MONTREAL, Feb. 16, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC) has reviewed the report by the United States Department of Commerce on the effect of imports of aluminum on the national security. According to Jean Simard, President and CEO of the AAC, "We are confident that ...
The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended a 24% tariff on steel imports from all countries, and a 7.7% tariff on aluminum imports, among other options. President Donald Trump is required to make decisions on the recommendations in April. The Commerce Department said the imports "threaten to ...
An exchange-traded fund tracking metal and mining companies rallied on Friday, after the Commerce Department recommended tariffs on major metal imports. The SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF XME, +2.47% jumped 3.1% and extended its advance throughout the trading day. Thus far this week, it is up ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Human error led to a company's inadvertent exclusion from the proposed list of the dozen big growers in Ohio's new medical marijuana program, the state Department of Commerce said Thursday. The agency uncovered the mistake this week and notified PharmaCann Ohio Inc., ...
China is hurting U.S. manufacturers of cast iron soil pipe fittings by "dumping" its products on the American market, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. The Commerce Department announced it will collect cash deposits from importers of the fittings. The department said it preliminarily found that ...
TN DEPT. OF COMMERCE & INSURANCE RELEASE - With many consumers rushing to find last-minute Valentine's Day gifts for the February 14th holiday, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance's (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs offers a few tips to help shoppers make smart purchases ...
... Fish Commission and the Bureau of Foreign Commerce. It also launched the Bureau of Statistics and Bureau of Manufacturers. Ten years later, the Department of Labor was distinguished from the Department of Commerce, and in 1915, the Bureau of Corporations became the Federal Trade Commission.
US Commerce Department Implements Inflationary Adjustments to Civil Monetary Penalties ... The new maximum civil monetary penalty amounts apply only to penalties assessed by the US Department of Commerce after 15 January 2018, including where the associated violation predates the adjustment.
BISMARCK, N.D. - A web-based Community Dashboard intended to make North Dakota a better place is being launched by the North Dakota Department of Commerce. The Dashboard will provide information that can be used to help grow healthy, vibrant and financially solvent communities. All you have ...
The Trump administration's pick for a key position overseeing the 2020 Census is out, the Commerce Department confirmed Monday, as civil rights groups applauded the decision. A Commerce Department spokesman said political scientist Thomas Brunell was no longer under consideration for deputy ...
Jeff Sayer served as the director of the Idaho Department of Commerce from 2011 to 2016, and now is putting together a Treasure Valley consulting business called Rectify that provides business advisory services to mid-market companies. Sayer grew up in Blackfoot and Stevens Point, Wisc., and earned ...
(PRESS RELEASE) – Stephen Renna, Director, Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration will meet with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka this Friday. The meeting will focus on initiatives being carried out by the Advocacy Center to ...
RALEIGH — David Knight started work last week as the state's new outdoor industry recruitment director at the N.C. Department of Commerce. His role is to promote the state's outdoor recreation economy and recruit new outdoor industry businesses to the state. “The outdoor recreation industry currently ...
The numbers: The Commerce Department reported a 0.7% gain in construction spending in December, and a 2.6% advance over the past 12 months. That's the fifth monthly gain in a row and a record high annual rate of $1.25 trillion. November's previously reported 0.8% gain was revised lower to show a ...


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