Assistant Secretary for Import Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Paul Piquado is Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
In this capacity, Mr. Piquado is responsible for overseeing the administration of the nation’s trade laws, thereby ensuring that U.S. businesses and workers have the opportunity to remedy market distortions caused by unfair dumping or subsidization and thus compete on a level playing field. Mr. Piquado is also responsible for coordinating antidumping and subsidy-related negotiations with the nation’s trading partners, including those involving the World Trade Organization, and for helping to maintain important export markets for U.S. firms by administering the Foreign Trade Zones program and the Textiles and Apparel program and by ensuring that foreign trade remedy actions that may target U.S. products are conducted transparently and in accordance with international rules.
Mr. Piquado previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations in the Import Administration. In this position, Mr. Piquado, among other things, oversaw the development and implementation of policies governing the administration of the AD/CVD statutes to ensure the robust enforcement and sound and consistent application of the trade remedy laws. He was also responsible for the negotiation and oversight of all departmental suspension agreements/price undertakings, and the administration of the steel import licensing system and statutory import program.
Prior to joining the Commerce Department, Mr. Piquado was Executive Director of the Office of Trade Policy for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where he served as the principal advisor to the Governor on international trade and investment policy. During this period Mr. Piquado also served as an advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative’s Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade.
Before entering government service, Mr. Piquado worked in private practice where he advised parties on multiple trade issues including international trade disputes and arbitrations, trade policy, and trade remedy matters.
Mr. Piquado received a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, and an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School. Mr. Piquado received his B.A. from Williams College.
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