Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at MBDA’s 2020 Minority Enterprise Development Week

It is my pleasure to participate in this year’s Minority Enterprise Development Week. This is the 35th year this conference has been held, and I congratulate the entire staff at MBDA for the hard work in making this year’s event more important than ever before. Minority and women-owned companies are essential to the economic health of our nation. We commend all of you for persevering through one...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the First Meeting of the National Council for Expanding American Innovation

Thank you, Andrei, for the kind introduction, and for your leadership at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during these tumultuous times. I must first say how sorry I am not to be present in person. I had been eagerly awaiting this event, but recent events in the Middle East require me to be with the Qatari delegation this whole day through dinner. We commend you and your team for creating this...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

Thank you, Mike, for hosting today’s dialogue, and for your incredible leadership on the breakthrough peace agreements in the Middle East. You have transformed the dynamics of the Middle East and have provided so many people with hope. My thanks also to his Excellencies: Al Thani, Al-Kuwari, El Emadi, and Ambassador Al Thani. We are so pleased that you are here to join these discussions. And a...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Draft Amendment to the Suspension Agreement on Uranium from the Russian Federation

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (Rosatom), on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation, initialed a draft amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (Agreement), which was originally signed in 1992. This amendment, if finalized, will extend the Agreement to...

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Enhanced Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the adoption of a final rule modernizing the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system. Commerce also announced plans to unveil a new online platform for SIMA on Commerce’s website in October. “These significant improvements to SIMA will enable Commerce and the public to more readily identify transshipment and circumvention involving steel...

Commerce This Week: September 11


Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

“Today, on the anniversary of September 11, 2001, we pause to remember the grave tragedy we faced as a Nation. 

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Department of Commerce's Investment Advisory Council

Thank you for the kind introduction and welcome to the second meeting of your Council. Unfortunately, due to COVID, we were unable do a lot of good things over the past six months, and I especially regret the cancellation of the SelectUSA Investment Summit. Since the start of my tenure at Commerce, the Summit has been a highlight for me each year. I was also looking forward to your second meeting...

FirstNet: Improving Communications for Public Safety

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) is an independent agency within the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration that oversees a communications network dedicated to emergency responders and the public safety community. The FirstNet Authority was established after the events of September 11, 2001 to create a nationwide broadband...