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Commerce Department

(File Document)
September 03, 2009

(Daily News)
August 24, 2009

Kim Glas, former legislative director for Rep. Michael Michaud (D-ME), starts work this week as deputy assistant secretary (DAS) of Commerce for textiles and apparel within the International Trade Administration (ITA), according to a Department of Commerce spokeswoman.


(Daily News)
August 24, 2009

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in an Aug. 21 speech announced the launch of a comprehensive civil nuclear trade initiative, which is designed to "help the U.S. nuclear industry rebuild its manufacturing base and capture business opportunities abroad," he explained during a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


(Text Document)
August 21, 2009

(Daily News)
August 17, 2009

A review of export control policy announced on Aug. 13 by the White House will involve a wide range of administration officials, including top officials from the White House, Defense Department, State Department and Commerce Department, according to a senior administration official.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
August 14, 2009

The Commerce Department this week issued a proposed rule expanding export controls on anti-crime technology in several areas, the first of a multi-stage process of reviewing the crime technology-related portion of the Commerce Control List. The rule contains "relatively simple" changes, while later stages will implement "more complex" matters, according to background information in the rule.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
August 14, 2009

Four months after President Barack Obama nominated Francisco Sanchez to be undersecretary of Commerce for international trade, the Senate Finance Committee has yet to schedule a hearing and says it has not yet completed its vetting process of the nominee. Sources speculated the slow progress on Sanchez in the committee may be related to an ongoing federal loan investigation.

(Daily News)
August 10, 2009

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said today (Aug. 10) that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is in the process of sharing a series of "principles" with the Mexican government and the U.S. Congress in an attempt to reach a compromise on the bilateral trade dispute over market access for Mexican trucks.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
August 07, 2009

National Security Advisor Gen. Jim Jones has issued a new guidance aimed at cutting by one-third the time it takes the State Department to decide whether an item will be subject to the export controls of the Munitions List or the Commerce Control List, according to a Commerce Department official.

(File Document)
August 07, 2009

(Inside U.S. Trade)
July 24, 2009

A report by the Bureau of Industry and Security's Office of Technology Evaluation released this week recommends that the United States ease its export controls on certain five-axis machine tools in light of production capabilities in China and Taiwan.

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