Michael Diminich, Principal
MICHAEL DIMINICH is an international trade consultant specializing in the development of monitoring programs to minimize duty liabilities and providing import compliance assessments and antidumping duty consulting.
During 23 years of consulting on antidumping issues, Mr. Diminich has assisted clients in the preparation and submission of questionnaire responses, the development of strategies to minimize clients’ anti-dumping duty liabilities, and has prepared and led the presentation of companies’ data during Department of Commerce verifications. He has also advised clients on the development and implementation of internal controls to monitor and minimize potential antidumping duty liabilities.
Mr. Diminich has evaluated import compliance efforts of clients and issued recommendations to improve import controls and compliance levels. He has performed Customs diagnostic reviews of client’s import operations and procedures regarding: product classification; valuation; country of origin & marking; recordkeeping; quantity discrepancies; NAFTA eligibility and qualification; and staffing levels and expertise. He has identified areas of potential exposure, weaknesses in operational processes, or missed opportunities of cost saving. He has developed recommendations to improve importer compliance and provided standards to ensure uniformity and due process in Customs procedures.
Mr. Diminich has assessed export procedures of clients and developed recommendations to ensure compliance with export regulations. He has developed export management systems for clients whose exports may be subject to controls of the Department of Commerce, Department of State and Department of Treasury. Clients have included international leaders in the defense, specialty chemical, pharmaceutical and high-tech industries.
Prior to forming Trade Compliance Services LLC, Mr. Diminich was a manager in a Big Four Trade & Custom’s Practice and was also employed in the Office of Antidumping Compliance within the Department of Commerce where he was the case analyst responsible for the disposition of numerous antidumping duty cases.
Mr. Diminich is a graduate of Cornell University (Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics, Business Management, 1985) and Boston University (Masters Degree, International Business Management, 1990.) He holds a United States Customs Broker License.