LARRY JAMES brings 35 years’ experience working in Canada’s customs and trade industry to his role as Independent Consultant for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Based in Ottawa, Canada, he assists in the development and implementation of trade management systems and compliance manuals, conducts NAFTA certification procedures, and provides advice on trade issues such as duty savings strategies, classification, valuation, import/export restrictions, and customs seizures and penalties.
During a 20-year career with Revenue Canada-Customs and Excise (now Canada Border Services Agency) Mr. James served in a number of capacities, including customs inspector at Toronto’s Pearson airport, member of Canada’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System implementation team, and manager of the government’s efforts on machinery and special automotive incentives programs. After leaving the Canadian government he served as a senior manager for a Big 4 accounting firm, where he assisted clients in developing compliant trade strategies to optimize indirect tax benefits.
Mr. James studied at the Woburn Collegiate Institute in Ontario, Canada.