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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Joseph W. Rohe Becomes Licensed U.S. Customs Broker

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Joseph W. Rohe Becomes Licensed U.S. Customs Broker

January 6, 2015

Greenville, S.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP attorney Joseph W. Rohe recently passed the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) exam and obtained his license as a U.S. Customs Broker. Rohe practices with the firm's Transportation Industry and Litigation Groups.

"We are proud to congratulate Joseph on receiving his U.S. Customs Broker license," said Rob Moseley, head of the firm's transportation group. "Obtaining this license will help support the firm's growing global trade practice and will provide additional services to new and existing clients."

Customs brokers are licensed, regulated and empowered by CBP to assist importers and exporters in meeting federal requirements governing imports and exports. Among other things, brokers must demonstrate expertise in entry procedures, admissibility requirements, and classification and valuation determinations for imported merchandise. In his practice, Rohe advises manufacturing and transportation-industry clients on various aspects of regulatory compliance, classification and valuation, duty drawback and protests, free trade agreements and preference programs, foreign trade zones and duty deferral programs, intellectual property protection, and rules or origin determination and country of origin markings.

Rohe received his bachelor's degree from The Citadel and dual law degrees from the University of Durham School of Law in Durham, England and the Charleston School of Law. His professional affiliations include the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, Transportation Lawyers Association and DRI (Voice of the Defense Bar). He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Commerce Club of Greenville and has served the United Way of Greenville as a member of the Young Philanthropists Council and a Loaned Executive.

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