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NOAA Satellites Helped Save Record 421 Lives in 2019: Registered Emergency Beacons Proven to Save Lives

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NOAA’s polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites are part of the global Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking System, or COSPAS-SARSAT, which uses a network of U.S. and international spacecraft to detect and locate distress signals from emergency beacons aboard aircraft, boats and from handheld Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) anywhere in the world. Of the 421 U.S. rescues last year, 306...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Affirmative Preliminary Circumvention Ruling on Exports of Hydrofluorocarbon Blends from China

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On January 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary antidumping duty (AD) circumvention ruling involving imports of unfinished R-32/R-125 of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from China that are further processed in the U.S., and are circumventing the existing AD order on imports of HFC blends (R–404A, R-407A, R–407C, R–410A, and R–507A) from China. Accordingly...

America's Environmental Intelligence Agency: NOAA Celebrates 50 Years of Science, Service and Stewardship

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In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson founded the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (as the Survey of the Coast) to provide nautical charts to the maritime community for safe passage into American ports and along our extensive coastline. The Weather Bureau was founded 1870 and, one year later, the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries was founded. Individually, these organizations were America's first...

Transparency in Federal Government: Commerce Department Makes its Data Accessible to Citizens with New Interactive Tool

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Guest blog by Christine Heflin, Director of Performance Excellence, Deputy Performance Improvement Officer As America’s “Data Agency” and co-leader of the Data Goal in the President’s Management Agenda, the Department of Commerce is leading improvement in how federal agencies make data accessible and useful to the American public. With the launch of Commerce Performance Data Pro, seeing the...

Secretary of Commerce Leads U.S. Delegation to Guatemala

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From January 13th to the 14th, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross led a Presidential delegation to attend Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei’s inauguration and congratulate the Guatemalan people on a successful democratic transition of power. The delegation underscored the United States’ commitment to development and prosperity across the country and intends to sign a Memorandum of...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from China, Germany, India, and Italy

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether forged steel fluid end blocks from Germany, India, and Italy are being dumped in the United States, and to find if producers in China, Germany, India, and Italy are receiving unfair subsidies. These antidumping and countervailing duty...

BEA Reports 17 of 22 Industry Groups Contributed to the 2.1 Percent Increase in Real GDP in 3rd Quarter.

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Nondurable goods manufacturing; retail trade; and professional, scientific, and technical services were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the third quarter of 2019, according to gross domestic product (GDP) by industry statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Both private services- and goods-producing industries contributed to the increase; the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigation of Imports of 4th Tier Cigarettes from Korea

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of a new antidumping duty (AD) investigation to determine whether 4th tier cigarettes from Korea are being dumped in the United States at less than fair value. The petitioner is the Coalition Against Korean Cigarettes, whose members are Xcaliber International (Pryor, OK) and Cheyenne International (Grover, NC). The alleged dumping...