Abdelali Elouaradia is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance. He oversees policy and the daily operations of E&C which has an annual budget of $125 million with approximately 370 trade professionals who provide unique analytical expertise that underpins U.S. government objectives on competitiveness, trade policy, and trade negotiations. In this position, he oversees a broad portfolio of programs aimed at supporting economic growth by maintaining a fair and rules-based system of international trade by enforcing the U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty laws and by holding U.S. trading partners accountable to their obligations under existing multilateral, regional, and bilateral trade agreements.
Elouaradia has enjoyed a career working for the federal government for over 26 years. He joined the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1996, where he has held a number of roles, most recently serving as director in E&C Operations where he oversaw trade cases such as lumber and solar cells.
Elouaradia has become a leading expert in enforcing U.S. trade laws and agreements to prevent unfairly traded imports. Through his work he has helped to safeguard jobs and to preserve the competitive strength of American industry. He was awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award for Personal and Professional Excellence in Conducting the AD/CVD Investigations of Lumber from Canada, the Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award for Personal and Professional Excellence in Conducting the AD/CVD Investigations of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells from China, and the Commerce Department Bronze Medal Award for Developing New Policies and Procedures to Better Enforce Antidumping Duty Orders and New Shipper Reviews.
Elouaradia holds a master’s degree in business administration with a focus in international finance from George Washington University. Elouaradia is also a 2021 African American Federal Employees Association Fellows Graduate.