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.

Newly Enacted Customs Law Lends Helping Hand

SMEs and State Export Promotion Efforts to Benefit from Bill Signed by Obama This article originally appeared in Global Trade on March 18, 2016. On February 24, 2016, President Obama signed the “Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.” This is the first major…

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Where is International Trade headed and what does it mean for Africa?

As we welcome the New Year, it is time for the African continent to take stock of developments in international trade policy that occurred in 2015. The year ended with the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which took place in Nairobi, Kenya from…

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Shippers Take Heed: IMO Will Require Verification of Packed Container Weights

Measure Becomes Effective July 1, 2016 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted an important new requirement affecting shippers. The IMO amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require shippers to verify weights of packed containers, regardless of who packed the container.

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Presentation on TPP and Cuba at Global Business Conference

On September 30, 2015, Evelyn Suarez gave a presentation entitled “International Trade Agreements and Emerging Markets” at the Global Business Conference in Hampton Roads, VA. Joining Evelyn on the panel were Tim Bennett, Director-General/CEO of the Trans-Atlantic Business Council, and Paul Bonicelli PhD, Professor of Government at…

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Does Trade Facilitation Matter in the Fight against Corruption?

This post originally appeared on Richard Bistrong’s blog on August 3, 2015. View the original article here. The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) may seem to be an odd topic for an anti-corruption blog but it is not. It has everything to do with good…

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