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Johannesen Associates is a boutique customs and international trade-focused law firm located in New York City.

Johannesen Associates brings to its clients customs and related legal expertise, practical experience regarding the needs of corporate organizations, and a broad network of correspondent customs and trade counsel and experts around the globe who are tried and tested colleagues.

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Tariff classification and duty reduction

Admissibility, safeguards, and tariff rate quotas

Country of origin determination and product marking requirements

Valuation, transfer pricing issues and optimal structures

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During her career, Amy Johannesen has worked on a wide variety of matters such as...

Tarrif Classifications

Obtained rulings for phone and tablet accessories importerenabling classification at lower duty rates, and obtained retroactive duty refunds.

Management Fees

Advised Global 100 European luxury goods manufacturer on legal requirements and measures to enable the exclusion of management fees and certain royalties from dutiable value for goods imported into the U.S.

Transfer Pricing

Assisted European luxury goods manufacturers and other companies to review their transfer pricing and assess the operational modifications necessary to successfully obtain duty reduction benefits by using a "first sale" valuation structure for their multi-tiered sales of goods from jurisdictions such as the EU, China and Asia.


Amy J. Johannesen is an attorney specializing in international customs and related federal agency compliance.

Amy Johannesen holds a J.D. degree from New York University, is admitted to the New York State Bar and the U.S. Court of International Trade, and has been ranked among the top Trade and Customs Lawyers in Who’s Who Legal for each of the past eight years. She is a past President and Member of the Year of the Organization of Women in International Trade, and a recipient of the NY Women's Agenda (NYWA) “Woman of the Future” award.

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Johannesen Associates, PC

195 Montague Street, 14th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201


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