MARTIN KEN BEHR
Martin is a customs and international trade lawyer admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of International Trade. Martin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, a Master of Public Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law - Newark. He is also a licensed U.S. Customs Broker, one who worked in the industry for several years. Martin is a former U.S. Customs officer (senior inspector and import specialist), who was stationed at land, air, and seaports of entry. While with U.S. Customs at the Port of New York/Newark, he was a member of the agency's export control branch. Martin is also a former special agent with the U.S. Department of Defense, assistant prosecutor with the Office of the Hudson County (NJ) Prosecutor, and executive with a global FMC-licensed Ocean Transportation Intermediary. An instructor with City University of New York's Baruch College, Martin teaches international trade courses (import, export, logistics, business, and law). Martin was also an adjunct professor with the Fashion Institute of Technology and Pace University. In addition to his legal practice, Law Office of Martin K. Behr (www.behrlaw.com), he is of counsel to GRVR Attorneys LLC, a customs and international trade law group headquartered in Dallas, TX (www.exportimportlaw.com).
How to recognize and prepare for civil and criminal Customs investigations.Customs investigations are conducted by Special Agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, or CBP officials with the appropriate authority. Typically, companies will receive a formal notice of investigation, and depending on the results of the investigation civil or criminal penalti..
Every company’s first line of defense is to develop proper screening procedures. This is one of the most critical steps for export compliance, and it’s also one of the most overlooked, especially for small business exporters. Unfortunately, it is not unusual to find that exporting companies are not even aware they need to be screening, or that they have insufficient screening operations.The webinar provides..
The U.S. Government requires exporters to be familiar with export laws and regulations as well as documentation for a number of different reasons, including national security, control of products in short supply, compiling export statistics, administration of export laws, protection of endangered species, and to protect U.S. export markets by ensuring product quality of specific exports.Exporting from the U..
The U.S. government monitors regulate and collect import duties on merchandise entering the United States. The agency with the primary responsibility for the effort is U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Not to understand the basics of importing guarantees serious trouble for the importer.Goods may be imported to the United States subject to i..
The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comprises Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, an agreement that has eliminated barriers to trade, promoted conditions of fair competition, increased investment opportunities, provided protection for intellectual property rights, and established procedures for the resolution of disputes.The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), commonly referred to as the “Ne..
Having a solid understanding of applicable regulations is not only legally required, but it can also offer your company tactical and strategic advantages. Preventing fines, penalties, and potential loss of import privileges will keep your business running smoothly, efficiently, and at the lowest cost of operation. Knowing, understanding, and applying the subtle areas of trade compliance and global trade man..
The President’s recent tariff actions raise a number of significant issues for Congress. These issues include the economic effects of tariffs on firms, farmers, and workers, and the overall U.S. economy, the appropriate use of delegated authorities in line with congressional intent, and the potential implications and impact of these measures for broader U.S. trade policy, particularly with respect to the U...
The Webinar will cover such topics as definitions of various articles related to U.S. Mail and express consignments; mail subject to Customs examination; exceptions to Customs examinations; general documentation and requirements; importations not over $800 in value; bona - fide gifts; dutiable packages; formal entries; costs of importing by mail; special classes of merchandise; restricted and prohibited mer..
The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), first in the People’s Republic of China (PRC or China), and now globally, including in the United States, is drawing attention to the ways in which the United States and other economies depend on critical manufacturing and global value chains that rely on production based in in the PRC and other countries. Congress is particularly concerned about these depende..
Antidumping (AD) occurs when foreign manufacturers sell goods in the United States less than fair value, causing injury to the U.S. industry. AD cases are company specific; the duty is calculated to bridge the gap back to fair market value.Countervailing duties (CVD) cases are established when a foreign government provides assistance and subsidies, such as tax breaks to manufacturers that export goods to th..