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BETH RING is a senior member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., founder of the firm’s New York office in 1984 and an original member of its operating committee. With over 45 years of experience, Ms. Ring’s expertise covers the full range of customs and trade issues. Specifically, she counsels importers across diverse industries on matters related to classification, valuation, transaction structuring, duty preference programs, trade remedy laws and trade policy issues. She has assisted many importers in structuring their transactions to allow for maximum duty savings, and has considerable experience handling seizure cases at both the administrative and judicial levels. She handles commercial litigation involving contract and trademark disputes and leads the firm’s Consumer Product Safety Practice Group.

Prior to joining ST&R, Ms. Ring represented the U.S. steel industry in antidumping and countervailing duty cases, advised the U.S. Department of Commerce on the Steel Voluntary Restraint Agreements, lectured the Venezuelan steel industry on U.S. trade remedy law, drafted legislation on temporary duty suspensions and frequently testified before Congress.

From 1987 to 1992, Ms. Ring was counsel to the government of the Dominican Republic in its textile quota negotiations with the United States. She also was appointed by the World Bank to conduct a study of the free zone program in the Dominican Republic. She assisted the government of El Salvador in rewriting its export promotion law after successfully representing El Salvador in antidumping and countervailing duty cases.

Ms. Ring has lectured on United States customs law for various U.S. and international associations and teaches many of the customs law webinars that ST&R publicly offers.

Ms. Ring holds both a J.D. and a B.A. in history (magna cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania, and she studied international and European Community law at the Hague Academy of International Law and the Free University of Brussels. She has litigated cases before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and other federal district courts. She is admitted to the bar of the state of New York. She served on the board of directors of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association, chairing CITBA’s Meetings and Events Committee for 20 years. She is also a member of the Customs Operations Committee of the American Association of Exporters and Importers and the National Committee on American Foreign Policy.

Admitted to practice
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal
  • Circuit Court of International Trade
  • Federal District Court, Southern District New York
  • Federal District Court, Eastern District New York
Bar associations
  • American Bar Association
    - Standing Committee on Customs
  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association
    - Member, Board of Directors
    - Chair, Meetings and Events Committee
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania J.D., 1976
  • University of Pennsylvania B.A., history (magna cum laude), 1973
  • Hague Academy of International Law, 1973
Honors & Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Pennsylvania President’s Letter of Commendation
  • Carnegie Foundation Fellowship in European Community Law
  • Free University of Brussels, 1973
  • State of Israel Scroll of Honor, 1984
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