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.

USTR will begin third Tranche of 301 Tariff Exclusion Process “on or around June 30”

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has asked the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) for emergency clearance of the form it intends to use for product exclusion requests for tranche 3 $200 billion list of items subject to Section 301 duties.  According…

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Breaking News: 2 ways to get relief from 301 tariffs on Chinese Imports

For Tranche 4 $300 billion list.  Comment and testify at June hearing before USTR-led Committee in Washington, D.C. Due date for filing requests to appear and summary of expected testimony are due June 10, 2019.  Hearings will begin June 17, 2019.  Must explain why product does not advance China’s Made…

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May 2019 Update on Section 301 Tariffs

Update on Section 301 tariff for third $200 billion tranche of Chinese imports A 10% ad valorem duty was imposed on a third tranche of $200 billion worth of Chinese imports effective September 24, 2018.  The full list is available online.

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NEI Webinar – What’s Next for USMCA?

Evelyn was a presenter for the May 16th NEI Webinar titled What’s Next for USMCA? She was joined by Alejandro Garcia Seimandi and Louis Amato-Gauci to discuss the issues.

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Filing a 232 Product Exclusion Request?

What to expect if you are thinking of filing a 232 Product Exclusion Request At a recent trade conference, White House officials described the Administration’s trade policy as “bold, creative and disruptive.” President Trump’s use of Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to impose tariffs and…

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