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).
Customs Enforcement: Avoiding and Mitigating Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures for Importers and Customs Brokers
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and other governmental entities enforce import laws and regulations by targeting and penalizing lawbreakers through monetary penalties and legal action. Unfair, unsafe, or illicit trade practice is not tolerated within U.S. supply chains. This requires national direction and uniformity among the 326 ports of entry and ..
Airfreight or air cargo allows the transport of goods quickly by air. Shipping cargo by air has always been a high cost-to-weight form of shipment, countered by the fact that it is the fastest way to transport goods internationally. You will learn about the advantages of air freight, which include saving time, reliability, low insurance premiums, security, and fewer warehousing requirements. You will also l..
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..
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 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..
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 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..
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 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..