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Commerce Department

(In Trade)
July 09, 2018

“The case of automobiles is much more dangerous because the dollar figures are so much larger. U.S. farmers have not escaped the steel and aluminum tariffs, but U.S. wheat largely has to date.”


(Daily News)
July 06, 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s exclusion process for interested parties to avoid the Section 301 tariffs on $34 billion worth Chinese goods includes a number of elements industry and private sector sources lauded as improvements on the Commerce Department’s Section 232 process.


(Daily News)
July 06, 2018

After the U.S. on Friday imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, Beijing responded in kind, retaliating against an equivalent amount of U.S. goods and updating a World Trade Organization challenge to the U.S.’ Section 301 measures.


(Daily News)
July 05, 2018

The U.S. has announced that Section 232 quotas on steel imports from Argentina, Brazil and South Korea will be subject to quarterly thresholds, which former trade officials and analysts contend adds another constraining layer to the restrictions.


(Daily News)
July 05, 2018

The European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution Thursday that calls on the European Commission to suspend the Privacy Shield arrangement on Sept. 1 unless the U.S. improves its compliance with the framework, which underpins transatlantic data flows for over 3,000 companies.


(Daily News)
July 03, 2018

The European Union issued the United States a grave warning in its comments on the Commerce Department’s Section 232 investigation into the national security effects of autos and auto parts imports: if President Trump opts to slap a tariff on autos and auto parts, other countries will retaliate by implementing tariffs on roughly one-fifth of total U.S. exports in 2017.


(Daily News)
July 03, 2018

The Japanese government along with industry associations representing the Japanese automobile and auto parts industry and individual Japanese auto companies have warned the U.S. Commerce Department that tariffs on autos and auto parts driven by national security would undermine the U.S. auto sector and economy.


(Daily News)
June 28, 2018

Global and domestic automakers are making the case that tariffs on imports of autos and auto parts would have devastating economic consequences -- and would not adhere to the administration’s belief that “economic security is national security,” according to comments submitted to the Commerce Department as part of its ongoing Section 232 autos investigation.


(In Trade)
June 27, 2018

The group told reporters on Wednesday that “ideally” the case would be decided by Labor Day.


(In Trade)
June 25, 2018

The pro-free-trade American Institute for International Steel touts a “first-of-its-kind initiative.”


(In Trade)
June 25, 2018

“There's not a person at the White House that can articulate why they are doing this, other than to create leverage on NAFTA.”


(Daily News)
June 25, 2018

President Trump’s use of Section 232 tariffs has united the world in opposition to the U.S., Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) said Sunday, heralding a “jailbreak brewing” in Congress to rein in the executive branch.


(In Trade)
June 22, 2018

Ross suggested the investigation could be wrapped up by July.


(Daily News)
June 20, 2018

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to justify the administration’s decision to initiate a Section 232 investigation into imports of autos and auto parts, but Ross offered little new information.


(In Trade)
June 20, 2018

Ross: “No reason for tariffs to increase the price of steel by far more than the percentage of the tariff. And yet that's what has been happening ... clearly [as] a result of antisocial behavior by participants in the industry.”


(Daily News)
June 20, 2018

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday said his agency was turning a corner in assessing requests for product exclusions from Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum and defended the administration against accusations from Senate Finance Committee members that the process has been burdensome and ineffective.


(In Trade)
June 20, 2018

The Commerce secretary laments what he calls “the extreme dependence that our country has on foreigners that are not always necessarily our friends.”


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