Therese E. Ignich

Trade Specialist and Licensed Customs Broker Chicago
Phone: (312) 569-1582
Fax: (312) 569-3582


Therese E. Ignich has experience utilizing access databases and statistical analysis, as well as performing tariff classification reviews, pre- and post-entry audits, and analysis of customs' trade data. She also prepares administrative filings, such as protests and applications for further review, supplemental informative letters and pre-entry amendments.

Prior to joining the firm, Therese served for over 20 years in a variety of managerial positions in the customs brokerage industry, including as a national account manager and import manager, and worked closely with customs officials located throughout the country. As national account manager handling large corporate accounts, she gained extensive knowledge on various types of entries and entry procedures, including textile quota entries, temporary importations, cargo release, and product detentions and seizures.

In addition to her strong tariff classification skills and experience, Therese frequently assists clients with operational import issues, including invoicing and entry requirements, as well as compliance with other governmental agency import requirements (e.g., FDA, USDA, FCC, EPA). She also assists clients with day-to-day import operational issues that arise, including interfacing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or the importer’s customs broker where necessary. Further, Therese frequently manages large scale protest and post-entry amendment filings in connection with client duty refund initiatives, as well as in support of tariff classification litigation in the U.S. Court of International Trade or the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.



  • Loyola University Chicago, B.S., Biology