Chris Marsh serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance (E&C) where he leads a staff of 370 who help ensure a level playing field for U.S. industries by defending against unfairly traded imports and ensuring compliance with existing trade agreements. Chris also leads E&C in administering the U.S. Foreign Trade Zones program and the Steel and Aluminum Import Monitoring programs. In addition to these duties, he is also responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of E&C and for advising the Assistant Secretary for E&C and ITA’s Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary on a broad range of international trade and policy matters.
Prior to his current position with E&C, Chris served as the Executive Director for Georgetown Economic Services (GES), an economic consulting firm that provides analytical support to organizations facing challenges in the areas of international trade, antitrust, and commercial litigation.
Chris has worked in the international trade remedy field for more than 30 years, having spent much of that time serving in various capacities with E&C. Chris previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, where he led E&C’s efforts to administer the U.S. trade remedy laws that protect American businesses, farmers, and their workers from unfairly dumped or subsidized imports. In this capacity, he oversaw an organization consisting of more than 200 staff in eight offices who conduct and enforce hundreds of trade remedy actions each year. Chris also served for four years as E&C’s Director of the Office of Accounting.
Prior to being named Deputy Assistant Secretary, Chris was a partner at ITR, LLC, a private sector consultancy specializing in litigation support for trade remedy proceedings. In this capacity, he worked on behalf of both U.S. and foreign companies in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before E&C, the European Commission, and China’s Ministry of Commerce, and in dispute settlement proceedings at the World Trade Organization. During his career, Chris has also served as a Senior Manager in Grant Thornton’s consulting practice and as a manager in the tax and audit practices at Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Chris was born and raised in Denton, Texas. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received his B.A. in Economics from Harvard University. Chris lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, Peggy, and sons, Malcolm and Charlie.