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660 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20003

M.A., International Studies, Univeristy of Denver (1999)

B.A., International Studies, American University (1995)

Michael R. Ferrier is an international trade analyst who provides SAS® computer programming and data analytic support in antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, administrative reviews, and new shipper reviews before the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).  Relying on his nearly 18 years of experience in both the private sector and the federal government, Michael is a crucial part of the litigation team who analyzes complex issues presented in each matter in order to develop strategies and improve client results, compiles clients’ sales and cost data, estimates potential AD and CVD duty liability, conducts extensive surrogate value research in proceedings involving non-market economy countries (China and Vietnam), participates in foreign and U.S. verifications of clients, and examines the DOC’s comprehensive SAS® margin calculation programs for clerical or methodological errors.

Michael has supported clients in unfair trade proceedings involving a variety of consumer and industrial products around the world including, but not limited to, frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand and Vietnam, frozen fish fillets from Vietnam, solar products from China, various steel products from Korea, coated free sheet paper from Indonesia, hot-rolled steel from Brazil and Thailand, steel wire rod from Indonesia, activated carbon from China, orange juice from Brazil, and diamond sawblades from China.  Michael has also assisted U.S. companies involved in AD disputes in Brazil involving printing plates and plastics by providing data collection and AD duty analyses.


Prior to Joining Trade Pacific

Michael worked as a trade analyst at several prominent Washington D.C.-based law firms for seven years on AD and CVD matters. Prior to entering the private sector, Michael worked for four years in the AD/CVD enforcement division at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration as a case analyst. In that capacity, Michael was responsible for managing all aspects of AD investigations and administrative reviews, including quantitative and qualitative analysis of foreign respondents’ sales and cost data, leading many on-site verifications of foreign respondents, calculating AD duty margins using the SAS® software, and drafting official agency determinations.


Representative Matters

Michael has achieved a number of significant victories on behalf of his clients in major trade remedies litigation cases, including:

  • Assisted various seafood, steel, and solar products producers and exporters in achieving zero, de minimis, or very low AD and CVD rates in investigations and reviews before the DOC.
  • Acted as an expert witness in a WTO dispute settlement proceeding on behalf of the Brazilian Government in which the WTO Panel agreed that the DOC’s use of “zeroing” to determine margins of dumping under the orange juice AD duty order was inconsistent with the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement.
  • Worked closely with a Chinese exporter of activated carbon to lower the company’s existing high AD rate to zero.