Therese frequently assists clients with invoicing and entry requirements for importation of goods and advises on compliance with other governmental agency import requirements, including those of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She also assists clients with day-to-day import operational issues, including interfacing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Centers for Excellence and Expertise (CEE), or the importer’s customs broker. Therese frequently manages large-scale protest and post summary correction filings in connection with client duty refund initiatives, as well as in support of tariff classification litigation in the U.S. Court of International Trade or the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Prior to joining the firm, Therese spent more than 20 years in managerial positions in the customs brokerage industry, including as a national account manager and import manager, working closely with customs officials throughout the country. During this time, she developed extensive knowledge on entries and entry procedures, including textile quota entries, temporary importations, cargo release, and product detentions and seizures.
Therese enjoys spending time with her friends and family.