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American businesses thrive when they compete internationally on a level playing field. We work to level the field by enforcing U.S. trade laws and ensuring that foreign governments comply with international agreements.

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Certain Steel Wheels from China

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether certain steel wheels from China are being dumped in the United States and if producers in China are receiving unfair subsidies. “When a trade case is initiated it begins an open and transparent process that allows American companies,...

Secretary Ross Announces Activation of ZTE Denial Order in Response to Repeated False Statements to the U.S. Government

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has imposed a denial of export privileges against Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Corporation”) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Kangxun”) (collectively, “ZTE”). In March 2017, ZTE...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Cold-drawn Mechanical Tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland. The Department also determined that critical circumstances exist for certain exporters/producers of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from Italy. “Today’s...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Determination on Stainless Steel Flanges from the People's Republic of China

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative final determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of stainless steel flanges from China, finding that exporters from China received countervailable subsidies of 174.73 percent. “President Trump made it clear from the beginning that we will vigorously administer our trade laws to provide U.S. industry with...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Antidumping Duty Determinations on Tool Chests and Cabinets from China and Vietnam

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of tool chests and cabinets from China and Vietnam. “The United States is committed to free, fair, and reciprocal trade with these countries, and this case was decided strictly on a full and fair assessment of the facts,” said Secretary Ross. “The...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Laminated Woven Sacks from Vietnam

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether laminated woven sacks from Vietnam are being dumped in the United States or if producers in Vietnam are receiving unfair subsidies. “With the doubling of the number of trade cases initiated since this same period last year, this...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Carton-Closing Staples from the People's Republic of China

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of carton-closing staples from the People’s Republic of China (China). “The dumping of goods by foreign governments is something the Trump Administration takes very seriously,” said Secretary Ross. “The Department of Commerce will continue to stand up...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy and Turkey and AD investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Korea, Spain, and the United Kingdom. “President Trump made it clear from the beginning that we will...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Stainless Steel Flanges from China and India

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of stainless steel flanges from China and India. “The United States will not sit back and watch as our domestic businesses are destroyed by unfair foreign government subsidies and dumping,” said Secretary Ross. “This Administration is taking fair and...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its procedures for excluding products from the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum product imports. As directed by President Trump, the Department will publish the procedures in the Federal Register and will start accepting exclusion requests from U.S. industry on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 8:45 AM. Click HERE to see the Federal...