About Us

Customs, Trade & Risk Management Services, Ltd. professionals provide reliable and secure customs trade risk management services, representation, advice and related support services to multinational firms engaged in global trade transactions. Our specialties include international contract reviews, advice concerning structuring of global trade transactions, balancing of customs valuation and tax transfer pricing risks, appeals in customs tariff classification or valuation disputes, mitigation of customs duty and import tax penalty challenges and, on-site support services in foreign customs audits and investigations. In addition, we provide U.S. Export Control compliance services to exporters from the United States. Our experienced professionals include:

Nestor Scherbey, President 

Nestor Scherbey founded Customs, Trade & Risk Management Services, Ltd. after a career as a licensed U.S. Customs Broker, pioneer in application of the U.S. Foreign Trade Zones program to the automotive industry with VW and, as Director, Global Trade Operations for the Amway Corporation. During his career, Nestor was responsible for launches of new markets through U.S. export and destination market import and logistics operations in 46 countries in Asia, Europe, South and Central America and, the Caribbean. Nestor is the General Director of CTRMS Viet Nam, a specialist customs and trade management consulting services firm in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.CTRMS Viet Nam provides export and import management services to firms doing business with Vietnam.

Herb Cochran, Director Emeritus 

Herb Cochran is a Senior Leader in Government Relations, with twenty years of experience leading the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam to achieve its mission to improve the business environment by “helping Vietnam to become a leading investment destination in Southeast Asia.” Previously, Herb served as a Counselor of the United States Senior Foreign Service and led the establishment of the Commercial Office of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, establishing programs of Commerce, OPIC, Ex-Im Bank, and the Trade and Development Agency to support exports of U.S. goods and services.

Ronald Parks

Ron Parks is a distinguised American lawyer who is the Managing Partner of SMPP in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) He has 20 years of successful experience with tax transfer pricing, emerging markets and M&A transactions law practice with Big Four tax accounting firms. He has served as former Chairman of the AmCham Tax Committee and as former Vice-Chair of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam. He is more than capable to advise clients with all aspects of doing business in and with Myanmar.