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Commerce Department

(Daily News)
May 01, 2020

The Trump administration’s handling of Chinese steel and aluminum overcapacity is not working, a group of Washington state Democrats told President Trump on Friday, urging him to improve a product-exclusion request process and ensure overcapacity is addressed in a phase-two trade deal with China.


(In Trade)
April 29, 2020

Commerce Secretary Ross called the plan “another affirmation of our commitment to use all available tools to combat circumvention and evasion of duties.”


(Daily News)
April 29, 2020

The Commerce Department’s decision this week to heighten control over exports of products that could have military applications likely will create compliance headaches for U.S. companies -- and could compel some to forgo the market entirely, according to industry sources.


(In Trade)
April 28, 2020

“The speculative statements that form the basis of the DOJ Statement are simply conjecture and are not supported by the facts.”


(Daily News)
April 27, 2020

The U.S. International Trade Commission should consider the effect that duties on imported mattresses could have on hospitals and consumers -- and the possibility the domestic industry might not be able to supply a burgeoning demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Justice Department said in a “statement of interest” filed last week.


(Daily News)
April 24, 2020

The U.S. plans to compete with Chinese and Russian state-owned enterprises and become a leader in nuclear energy technology exports, according to a strategy released by the Energy Department on Friday.


(Daily News)
April 24, 2020

The Commerce Department is granting exclusions to steel and aluminum tariffs in an unconstitutional and arbitrarily capricious manner that has put a Michigan-based metal importer at a competitive disadvantage, the company argues in a new Section 232 challenge filed with the U.S. Court of International Trade.


(In Trade)
March 27, 2020

“This manipulation of markets has roiled the economy, causing severe trauma to the American energy industry. It is essential that the American government respond with decisive action.”


(Daily News)
March 26, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday called the Export-Import Bank more important than ever as the agency roll outs initiatives to help U.S. companies respond to the coronavirus pandemic.


(In Trade)
March 25, 2020

“Today’s ITC vote means that almost all manufacturers that import from China will face final combined AD/CVD cash deposit rates of about 59%,” the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance said in a statement.


(In Trade)
March 24, 2020

The proposed rule would give Commerce broad authority to block imports of ICT goods and services from “foreign adversaries.”


(Daily News)
March 24, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s decision to review additional requests for Section 301 tariff exclusions is not enough to address the “tremendous strain” the coronavirus pandemic has placed on the country’s health care system and economy, three House Democrats said in a letter to administration officials on Tuesday.


(In Trade)
March 11, 2020

Huawei’s temporary general license is extended until May 15 as Commerce looks for a permanent solution.


(Daily News)
March 10, 2020

A group representing the U.S. aluminum industry this week filed antidumping duty petitions against imports of common alloy aluminum sheet from 18 countries and countervailing duty petitions against four of them.


(Daily News)
March 09, 2020

The U.S. semiconductor industry could see its global market share reduced while China’s burgeoning semiconductor sector would benefit if export restrictions that prevent U.S. companies from selling to Chinese entities remain in place, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group.


(Daily News)
March 07, 2020

The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, along with other panel members led by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed to compel the Commerce Department to release its report on a Section 232 investigation of auto imports. 


(In Trade)
March 06, 2020

The lower deficit was driven by a $2.6 billion decrease in the goods deficit and a $0.6 increase in the services surplus.


(Daily News)
March 06, 2020

Two major U.S. steel companies are battling over a request for a waiver from Section 232 tariffs on steel, with the domestic supplier insisting it can make the product in question and the importer complaining of price gouging.


(Daily News)
March 04, 2020

An increase in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and frequent changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule during the Trump administration have left the U.S. International Trade Commission in need of a significant funding boost, a House appropriator said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
March 03, 2020

“There remains a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the new tariffs more than a month after they were announced.”


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