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Joseph W. Rohe

Joseph W. Rohe

Senior Associate

T (864) 751-7668/(843) 300-6656
F (864) 751-7800

Joseph is a logistics and international trade attorney practicing with the firm’s Manufacturing and Transportation and Logistics Industry Groups. He is a licensed United States Customs broker and Certified Customs Specialist. Joseph’s practice involves advising clients on:

  • Anti-dumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) programs
  • Cargo loss, theft and recovery
  • Classification and valuation
  • C-TPAT programs
  • Duty drawbacks and protests
  • Fines, penalties and forfeitures
  • Free trade agreements and preference programs
  • Foreign trade zones and duty deferral programs
  • Import/export compliance
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Prior disclosures
  • Regulatory and C-TPAT audit
  • Rules of origin and country of origin marking

He regularly advises clients on various matters pertaining to Customs and trade, representing both domestic and foreign importers and exporters in multiple aspects of international trade transactions. Joseph works diligently and closely with clients to identify and implement systems aimed at maximizing landed cost savings through duty reduction or deferral, as well as utilization of trade preference programs. Joseph also works alongside clients to assist them through regulatory and C-TPAT program audits; fines, penalties and forfeiture actions; and the filing and perfection of prior disclosures.

Joseph is a graduate of The Citadel, in Charleston, SC, and received his law degree in England where he studied international and European trade law at the University of Durham.

Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Listed International Law (2017)
  • Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite: International (2017)
  • South Carolina Bar’s Leadership Academy (2018)
Thought Leadership


February 13, 2018
January 4, 2018
April 1, 2016
January 12, 2016
July 24, 2015
July 15, 2015
SC Expands FTZ Alternative Sites Framework, The Transportation Newsletter
January, 2015
October 1, 2014
June 26, 2014
Proposed Rulemaking on Coercion of CMV Drivers, The Transportation Newsletter
April 1, 2014
National CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, The Transportation Newsletter
March 27, 2013
July 3, 2012
FMCSA Announces Medical Examiner Registry, The Transportation Newsletter
January 23, 2012
FMCSA Bans Handheld Mobile Devices, The Transportation Newsletter
January 23, 2012
How An MCS-150 Can Affect Your CSA Score, The Transportation Newsletter
January 23, 2012
New Standards for Cargo Security, The Transportation Newsletter

Published Works

  • "The England Reservation—It's not a hotel booking in London" The Defense Line, Fall 2015
  • “Nonconsensual Towing of Commercial Motor Vehicles,” For the Defense, December 2013.
  • “Spoliation and Event Data Preservation: Are you sure you downloaded that ECM?,” The Defense Line, Summer 2012
  • “South Carolina Moves to Limit Punitive Damages: The Fairness in Civil Justice Act of 2011,” The Defense Line, Spring 2012
  • United Way of Greenville County
    • Loaned Executive, 2014-2015
    • Member, Young Philanthropists Council
  • The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina, B.S., 2003
  • University of Durham School of Law, College of St. Chad, Durham, England, LL.B., Honours, 2007
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of International Law
  • DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar
    • Trucking Law Committee
    • Member, Steering Committee
  • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Member, Practice and Procedure Committee
    • Member, Resolution of Fee Disputes Board
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Transportation Lawyers Association

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