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.

U.S.-China First Phase Trade Agreement

On December 13, 2019, the U.S. and China reached a Phase One trade deal. It requires structural reforms and other changes to China’s economic and trade regime in the areas of intellectual property, technology transfer, agriculture, financial services and currency and foreign exchange. Importantly, it includes a commitment by China…

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Europe: The Saga of the Boeing-Airbus Dispute Continues with New Tariffs Imposed and Being Proposed by the U.S.

A December 12, 2019 Federal Register notice published by USTR informed the public that it was reviewing the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation involving the enforcement of the United States’ World Trade Organization (WTO) rights in the Large Civil Aircraft dispute. The notification includes two annexes: Annex…

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Port of Virginia Put Suffolk on the Coffee Map

Here’s an article I wrote for about how the “Port of Virginia Put Suffolk on the Coffee Map.”…

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District Export Council for DC/VA

Proud to be part of the District Export Council for DC/VA serving U.S. companies engaged in international trade and investment.

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Quick Take on U.S. Tariffs on Imports from China

Quick Take on U.S. Tariffs on Imports from China: If you have a product on the third list hit with Section 301 tariffs the deadline for filing a request for a product exclusion is September 30, 2019. Here is the list of products on that…

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