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.

Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

Under Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 CBP to Investigate Allegations of Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders On February 24, 2016, President Obama signed into law The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTE).  TFTE is the first major customs law enacted since the…

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American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016

President Obama signed the revised duty suspension bill into law yesterday.   Here is a link to the announcement by House Ways & Means Chairman Brady –, AND below is a memo I wrote:…

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Transborder Integrity Initiative

About Us The Transborder Integrity Initiative ™ is a network of entities engaged in international commerce seeking to promote, by collective action, transparency and integrity in the importation and exportation of merchandise worldwide, with a focus on emerging countries.  Two pillars support our objectives:…

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U.S. Trade Policy & Korea

Why Do Recent Developments in U.S. Trade Policy Matter to Korea? By Evelyn M. Suarez and Gillian Jaeger This post originally appeared on The Spectrum Group website. Over the past four decades South Korea has experienced incredible economic growth and global integration to become a high-tech industrialized economy. In…

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Feedback Request on AGOA

This post originally appeared on the Africa Syndicate Blog on March 31, 2016.What’s Your Experience with the African Growth and Development Act (AGOA)? The African Growth and Opportunity, originally enacted in 2000, was renewed in the summer of 2015 for an additional ten years until September 30,…

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