Latest U.S. Department of Commerce News

US bars China's telecom giant ZTE from buying US components

Apr. 16, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department is blocking Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. from importing American components for seven years, accusing the company of misleading U.S. regulators after it settled charges of violating sanctions against North Korea and Iran. Shenzhen-based ZTE...

US publishers worry about pricier newsprint with new tariffs

Apr. 12, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newspaper publishers across the U.S. already strapped by years of declining revenue say they're dealing with an existential threat: Recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint driving up their business costs. The tariffs are a response to a complaint to the U.S. Department of Commerce...

Trump slump? International arrivals data may be wrong

Apr. 10, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

That "Trump slump" we've been hearing about in travel may not be as bad it seems. The U.S. Department of Commerce says government statistics showing a decrease in international arrivals to the United States may be wrong. Publication of the data has been suspended until it can be revised. The most recent...

States, cities sue US over census citizenship question

Apr. 3, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities sued the U.S. government Tuesday, saying the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is unconstitutional. The Trump administration's decision to ask people about their citizenship has set off worries among Democrats...

Slump in international arrivals to US continued in September

Mar. 7, 2018 5:03 PM EST

International arrivals to the U.S. declined in September 2017 compared with September 2016, continuing a downward trend in inbound tourism. The U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., said Wednesday that 6.1 million international visitors traveled to the U.S. last September, down 5 percent from the same...

US proposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese aluminum foil

Feb. 27, 2018 10:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday recommended raising import duties on Chinese-made aluminum foil it said is being sold at unfairly low prices due to improper subsidies to producers. The ruling was praised by the Aluminum Association, a trade group that pressed the case and said...