Phyllis L. Derrick

Phyllis L. Derrick

Senior Trade Advisor*

Phyllis L. Derrick is a consultant who focuses on trade remedy matters on behalf of major American and other multinational corporations.

Ms. Derrick has more than 30 years of experience, both in counseling companies and in administering trade remedy laws. In private practice and government service, she has represented and worked with a broad array of industries, including agricultural, steel, electronics, chemicals, commodities and consumer goods, both in petitioning the US government for imposition of duties and defending international clients against allegations of dumping and subsidization. She assists clients with all aspects of these cases, including strategic planning, case evaluation, risk management, data collection, coordination, communications and analysis.

Previously, Ms. Derrick worked with SKF Gleitlager in Saarbrücken, Germany. With US$50 million in annual sales and overseas subsidiary operations, she served as deputy company controller. Her responsibilities included establishing intracompany transfer pricing policies to comply with local and US tax requirements and extensive oversight of the US subsidiary operation for consolidated management reporting. She was responsible for ensuring local implementation of corporate financial and accounting reporting requirements based on US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Special projects included revision of the cost accounting system, replacement of software accounting systems, and participating as finance spokesman in company Total Quality Management projects. Her work was conducted entirely in German.

Prior to joining SKF Gleitlager, Ms. Derrick worked with Grant Thornton, a major accounting and consulting firm, in its international trade group. She designed and implemented systems for reporting requirements, including addressing all aspects of necessary reporting methodologies, data collection and evaluation.

Prior to her work with Grant Thornton, Ms. Derrick served at the Department of Commerce's Import Administration for seven years. She developed, directed and coordinated programs to enforce US antidumping law. She worked on more than 100 separate proceedings. She was a key member of the team charged with investigating the only case selfinitiated by the Commerce Department and with subsequently establishing the quarterly monitoring procedures.

Ms. Derrick is active in Women in International Trade, a women's professional trade group consisting of over 500 members. She has previously served on the board and as president.

Experience

  • Representation of large steel manufacturer in defending against allegations of dumping in separate investigations of Korean grain-oriented and grain oriented electrical steel products.
  • Representation of government in defending against allegations of subsidization in investigation of Taiwanese non-oriented electrical steel products.
  • Representation of manufacturer in defending against allegations of dumping in investigation of Taiwanese narrow woven ribbons.
  • Representation of large multinational manufacturer in defending against allegations of dumping in investigation of Japanese chlorinated isocynurates.
  • Representation of a large multinational manufacturer in defending against allegations of dumping and subsidization in investigations of Korean and Mexican refrigerators and washers.

  • Representation of manufacturer in defending against allegations of dumping in separate investigations of Korean oil country tubular goods and line pipe. 
  • Representation of manufacturer in antidumping administrative reviews of Korean circular welded non-alloy steel pipe.
  • Representation of manufacturer in defending against allegations of dumping in investigation of Korean large power transformers.
  • Representation of manufacturer in defending against allegations of dumping in separate investigations of Korean coated free sheet paper and lightweight thermal paper.
  • Representation of a large multinational manufacturer in defending against allegations of dumping in investigation of US high fructose corn syrup.
  • Representation of large multinational manufacturer in defending against allegations of dumping and subsidization in investigations of Korean semiconductors.
  • Representation of large manufacturers in antidumping administrative reviews of Korean cold-rolled and corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products.
  • Representation of manufacturer in defending against allegations of dumping in investigation of Korean diamond sawblades.
  • Representation of US manufacturer in antidumping petition against Chinese folding metal tables and chairs.
  • Representation of shrimp processor in antidumping administrative reviews of Thai frozen warmwater shrimp.
  • Representation of Chilean processor in defending against allegations of dumping in investigation of Chilean frozen raspberries.
  • Representation of US manufacturers in defending against allegations of dumping in Mexican investigations of US pork products.
  • Representation of US manufacturer in defending against allegations of dumping in Mexican investigation of US high fructose corn syrup.

Perspectives

Recognition

Latin Lawyer 250
Trade (2018)
Women in International Trade Lifetime Achievement Award
Received for contributions to The Association of Women in International Trade (June 2017)

Credentials

Education
  • BA, The George Washington University, 1979
Admissions
  • *Not admitted to the practice of law
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