I don't see any announcement for Trade Secrets. Why has it been banned? Is there any mention of this card from Wizards, a card they made specifically for Commander?
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Commander/EDH is a community-moderated format. Its banned list is not managed by Wizards of the Coast or the DCI. Official announcements from the EDH Rules Committee an be found on mtgcommander.net.
In this case, the April 2013 banned list announcement explains (emphasis added):
Duel Commander, also known as "French" 1-on-1 EDH, has a separate rules committee and banned list. You can find their official postings on duelcommander.com. Trade Secrets isn't banned in Duel Commander, since it's not a problem outside multiplayer formats.
It breaks multiplayer commander.
Two players in cahoots draw as many cards as they wish (including Reliquary Tower, or some other way to extend their max hand size).
There are other things, but I believe this is the primary reason.