Offering years of experience in customs and international trade law and a deep understanding of global supply chains

The Suarez Firm helps clients take the risk out of international commerce. After a dramatic shift in U.S. trade policy, importers have felt the pain of extra tariffs and uncertainty in their international business. The Suarez Firm helps clients understand what to expect next and to adjust their business transactions to minimize costs and mitigate the risk of penalties or other enforcement actions by customs authorities.

The Suarez Firm

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With the imposition of extra tariffs in recent years and a trend toward more managed trade, there is a need for up-to-date information and expertise to develop proactive business strategies and to cope with new customs and international trade requirements.  The Suarez Firm can help companies with all aspects of customs law (e.g., classification, valuation, origin, marking, free trade agreement eligibility, vessel repair duties). The firm also assists clients involved in North American supply chains understand the NAFTA rewrite – the U.S.-Mexico- Canada Agreement.  Additionally, The Suarez Firm helps clients with CBP rulings, protests, audits and in enforcement actions as well as with Commerce Department scope rulings.

A background in customs enforcement at Customs provides the ability to handle any customs enforcement action including CBP penalty assessments, customs seizures and forfeitures and claims for liquidated damages.  Whether your company is involved in an investigation concerning evasion of antidumping or countervailing duties, forced labor or customs fraud, The Suarez Firm can provide valuable assistance.

The years of experience of the founder and principal – Evelyn Suarez – in Washington, D.C. as a customs and trade lawyer provides her with the knowledge and expertise to represent clients with complex trade policy matters.  She has also represented clients in high profile congressional investigations. -2021