Tammie Goldstein Krauskopf

Tammie Goldstein Krauskopf has over 20 years of experience helping companies develop global strategies to minimize duties and taxes, avoid penalties and build strong compliance programs.  Adept at maintaining a balance between a company’s business and marketing objectives and the need to create a strong compliance import/export program, she also provides guidance to corporate executives in various industries including the consumer product, pharmaceutical and food industries.

Tammie proactively represents clients in developing best practices through Benchmark studies, due diligence reviews and duty optimization planning through the analysis of available free trade agreements.  She assists companies in the analysis of the benefits of using foreign trade zones (FTZs), economic processing zones and bonded warehouses in the United States, China, the EU, the Philippines, Singapore, Central America and Mexico.  She has assisted foreign governments in evaluating the use of FTZs and in negotiating bilateral free trade agreements with the United States.  She also helps clients utilize other duty-deferral programs including duty drawback and TIBs and provides assistance with trade security and CTPAT.  

Her experience includes customs fraud and seizure cases, prior disclosures, protests, ruling requests, audits and focused assessments.  She represents clients regarding various import issues including valuation, tariff classification, NAFTA, country of origin determinations and marking.  Tammie provides internal training and assisted companies in the development of internal compliance programs and standard operating procedures.

International Trade Experience

Tammie is an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School and a licensed Customs Broker.  Prior to joining Global Trade Expertise, Tammie spent nine years in private practice, as Counsel at Bryan Cave LLP and Special Counsel at Katten Muchin Rosenman.  She spent eight years as an attorney with the Department of the Treasury, U.S. Customs Service, both in the Office of the Chief Counsel and in the Office of Regulations and Rulings.  Tammie was also a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche, where she developed the International Trade Practice for the Chicago Office.  

Education

Tammie received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh Law School and her Masters in Public and International Affairs at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs where she graduated with highest honors.  She received her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia