Evelyn Suarez provides legal and consulting services to companies engaged in international trade, particularly related to customs, anti-corruption and trade policy. She assists clients with a wide array of issues from those arising at the border in dealing with Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to interpreting changes in U.S. trade policy, such as the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA/USMCA), modifications to the Korea-U.S. Trade Agreement (KORUS), Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs and Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports. Over the years, she has helped clients with import and export compliance and enforcement in various industries and has worked with all segments of the international trade community, including importers, exporters, customs brokers, transportation and logistics companies.
Ms. Suarez represents clients before all trade agencies and in litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court and on legislative matters. Ms. Suarez also has extensive experience handling high profile investigations, including the U.N. Volcker Committee and various Congressional investigations into the U.N. Oil-for-Food Programme.
Ms. Suarez spent her early professional career at the U.S. International Trade Commission and at the predecessor agency to U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
Today, Ms. Suarez is a frequent speaker on current trade policy impact on trade and tariffs. She has written extensively on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. She is a past President of the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) and serves on the Virginia Maritime Association Board, the Advisory Council to George Washington University Center for International Business Education & Research, Old Dominion University’s Maritime Port and Logistics Management Institute and on the Advisory Board to Georgetown University Law Center International Trade Update.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Douglass College at Rutgers University and her juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center. A member of the District of Columbia Bar, she is also admitted to the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for International Trade and as a “Super Lawyer” in International Trade law in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine.
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