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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)-initiated investigations, penalties and seizures, as well as administrative rulings, audits and voluntary prior disclosures related to a broad range of product categories, including food items, automotive parts, plastics, industrial products, electronics and apparel, among others. CBP-related activities include questions concerning the claims made under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), classification and value verifications, among others.
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 bars of New York and Connecticut, 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.