ROBERT D. DECAMP is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the firm’s New York office. He represents importers and exporters before federal courts and agencies on a wide range of customs and trade-related issues.
Mr. DeCamp’s work covers administrative rulings, audits and voluntary prior disclosures before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) involving a broad range of product categories, including electronics, automotive parts, food items, industrial and apparel products, among others.
Mr. DeCamp is also involved in CBP-initiated investigations, penalties and seizures. CBP-related activities include substantial transformation relative to country of origin and U.S. trade remedy cases and normal duties, and claims made under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA,” now the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement), Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), classification and value verifications, among other items.
He provides counsel on CBP programs such as Importer Self-Assessment and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, as well as compliance with regulatory requirements for other U.S. agencies, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture. He also helps importers implement cost-savings programs under first sale.
Mr. DeCamp has been involved in multiple antidumping-related investigations conducted by CBP and ICE, and has helped minimize importers' exposure to antidumping and countervailing duties through various tools, including scope rulings and changed circumstances reviews.
Mr. DeCamp is a member of the bar of New York, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of International Trade. He holds a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a B.A. from Binghamton University. He has authored articles appearing in World Wide Shipping magazine and the U.S. Customs House Guide on subjects such as European Union expansion, customs and trade law, and the implications of Sarbanes-Oxley for U.S. corporations. He has also spoken publicly and by private invitation from importers on topics concerning CBP penalty and enforcement action, acquisition due diligence and antidumping and countervailing issues.