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During her career, Amy Johannesen has worked on matters such as the following:

Obtained rulings for phone and tablet accessories importer enabling tariff classification at lower duty rates, and obtained retroactive refunds.

Advised Global 100 European luxury goods manufacturer on legal requirements and measures to enable the exclusion of management fees and certain royalties from dutiable value for goods imported into the U.S.

Assisted European luxury goods manufacturers and other companies to review their transfer pricing, and assess the operational modifications necessary to successfully obtain duty reduction benefits by using a "first sale" valuation structure for their multi-tiered sales of goods from jurisdictions such as the EU, China and Asia.

Defended American undergarment manufacturer against U.S. $ 2 million additional duty and penalty claim by U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleging failure to justify NAFTA eligibility. Obtained penalty mitigation to $20,000. *Past results do not guarantee future results.

Assisted major North American retail foods manufacturer to analyze impact of potential penalties and additional duty liability arising from classification and tariff rate quota errors on sale of Canadian subsidiary, and issues surrounding representations and warranties.

Assisted major North American retail foods manufacturer to analyze impact of potential penalties and additional duty liability arising from classification and tariff rate quota errors on sale of Canadian subsidiary, and issues surrounding representations and warranties.

Conducted multi-country analysis of optimal product classification and valuation, and advised regarding globally standardized procedures and strategies to leverage internationally-harmonized WCO and WTO provisions.

Advised U.S. tobacco company, as well as a Korean eyewear distributor, regarding customs valuation, and their rights under the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement to avoid improperly assessed duties and taxes in several countries.

Assisted Scandinavian software company to properly format its invoicing to ensure that importations of software into the U.S. and China were correctly valued at lowest possible duty rate.

Assisted European luxury apparel manufacturer to record trademarks with U.S. Customs & Border Protection and institute and maintain trademark protection enforcement program.

Assisted luxury eyewear importer to use U.S. tariff classification laws to legally avoid the imposition of punitive 100% trade war duties arising from a WTO action brought by the U.S. against products of the EU.

Assisted U.S. Global 100 tobacco products manufacturer to obtain termination of wrongful tariff classification treatment in certain European markets, and to obtain optimized consistent tariff classification treatment on a global basis by successfully presenting the issue to U.S., EU and other government representatives to the WCO.

Advised EU/U.S. ear protection device manufacturer concerning the eligibility of its earplugs and earmuffs for preferential duty treatment under the U.S.-Australia FTA and the NAFTA, and the inventory control methods for assigning eligible status of fungible merchandise.

Assisted U.S. apparel importer with operations in Asia to develop a sourcing partner code of conduct and anti-transshipment program.

Assisted Global 100 military electronics, high fashion and sporting goods companies to conduct internal compliance reviews, prepare compliance manuals and ensure all proper procedures were in place in connection with the successful navigation and conclusion of Customs Focused Assessment audits.

Negotiated with U.S. Fish & Wildlife to lift restrictions imposed on F&W license, and developed F&W / CITES compliance program.

Assisted European luxury goods manufacturer to address FDA requirements applicable to its sunglasses and institute a compliance program.

Assisted American eyewear importer to join and to achieve validated status in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program.

Assisted European luxury goods manufacturer to leverage the reconciliation prototype to properly capture and disclose dutiable amounts while receiving refunds of overpayments, resulting in significant annual savings.

Assisted candle importer to respond to Customs inquiries concerning proper classification and antidumping scope status of its product line, and to create valuation, scope determination, and anti-transshipment procedures to avoid penalties and minimize anti-dumping duty exposure.

Created corporate training and country of origin marking compliance program for U.S. subsidiary of German quartz glass product manufacturer.

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