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Commerce Department

(Daily News)
January 27, 2021

“Untrusted vendors” like Huawei pose a threat to U.S. national security, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday, offering the first indication that the Biden administration won’t roll back actions targeting the Chinese telecommunications giant.


(Daily News)
January 26, 2021

President Biden’s pick for Commerce Department secretary, Gina Raimondo, on Tuesday told a Senate panel the agency under her watch would put national security first in dealing with China, but would take a step back to review Trump administration moves against Beijing.


(In Trade)
January 26, 2021

“Ideally, we want this rule to be taken down and this administration to start over with a more coordinated approach to supply chain security instead.”


(Daily News)
January 25, 2021

If confirmed, Biden Commerce secretary nominee Gina Raimondo should immediately review U.S. export control policy and take action to roll back the Trump administration’s expansion of the foreign direct product rule and controls on military end users, a global semiconductor industry group said on Monday.


(In Trade)
January 22, 2021

Christopher Hoff joined the Biden administration on Jan. 20


(Daily News)
January 21, 2021

The U.S. Commerce Department improperly calculated some antidumping and countervailing duties on Korean goods, a World Trade Organization dispute panel report determined on Thursday, handing the Biden administration its first WTO conundrum.


(In Trade)
January 20, 2021

 The Rhode Island governor, tapped to serve as Commerce secretary, will be vetted on Jan. 26.


(Daily News)
January 15, 2021

The final interim rule the Commerce Department issued on Thursday offers industry some clarity on the scope of technology products it will cover but still gives the Commerce secretary broad discretion to block imports of information and communications technology and services from “foreign adversaries.”


(Daily News)
January 15, 2021

Recent regulatory actions in Mexico have created “significant uncertainty” about its energy sector and damaged the investment climate, and they could run afoul of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, top U.S. officials this week said in a letter to their Mexican counterparts.


(In Trade)
January 14, 2021

The new rules impact China’s Intelligence Bureau of the Joint Staff Department as well as intelligence agencies in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria and Venezuela.


(Daily News)
January 14, 2021

The Commerce Department on Thursday named China and five other countries “foreign adversaries” in its much-anticipated interim final rule on securing the information and communications technology and services supply chain.


(In Trade)
January 08, 2021

Former State Department official Peter Harrell, a trade lawyer, will join the National Security Council staff as senior director for international economics and competitiveness.


(In Trade)
January 07, 2021

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is expected to get the nod for Labor secretary.


(In Trade)
January 07, 2021

The goods deficit was the highest ever recorded.


(Daily News)
January 05, 2021

President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that will ban transactions made with eight Chinese applications, including WeChat Pay, Alipay and Tencent QQ, saying they pose a national security threat because they can be used to collect private user data in bulk. 


(Daily News)
December 31, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will have $70 million to spend in fiscal year 2021, more than last year but less than the Trump administration had requested, according to the omnibus appropriations bill signed by the president in late December.


(Daily News)
December 30, 2020

Several industry groups on Tuesday urged the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative not to impose tariffs on Vietnam in response to alleged currency undervaluation, arguing the rising U.S. trade deficit with Vietnam is the result of Section 301 tariffs on China and warning that new tariffs would harm U.S. interests and consumers.


(In Trade)
December 28, 2020

The system will “identify surges of specific aluminum products suggesting potential transshipment and circumvention relating to these products.”


(Daily News)
December 22, 2020

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security has created a “Military End User List” to inform U.S. exporters when they need to apply for licenses to sell to foreign companies in China, Russia and Venezuela, Commerce announced on Monday.


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