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.

Evelyn Suarez to Present for WIT-LA Webinar on USMCA

Evelyn Suarez will be a presenter in the upcoming WIT-LA Webinar The Ties the Bind: U.S., Mexico & Canada. The focus will be on the USMCA, formerly known as NAFTA, and ways to move forward following the negotiations. This webinar is open to WIT Members and Guests. More information, including…

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Notice of Proposed Tariffs on Certain Products from the European Union

On April 12, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice of a proposed 100% ad valorem duty on various products from the European Union (EU) or certain member states.  The notice invites public comment on the preliminary list of products to be covered by such duties, which can…

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How the Trump Administration’s Trade Policy affects your international business and what you can do about it?

The Trump Administration’s aim of remaking global trade is fully underway. White House officials describe their new approach as “bold, creative and disruptive.” Over the past year, we have witnessed the imposition of tariffs not only against imports from China but also against steel and aluminum from our traditional allies…

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U.S. Automotive Industry Needs Free Trade – Discussion

I am honored to be included in the upcoming discussion “U.S. Automotive Industry Needs Free Trade” at Heritage Foundation on October 23, 2018.

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Update on Product Exclusion Requests for Section 232 Duties

On September 11, 2018, the Commerce Department published in the Federal Register amendments to the rules governing product exclusion requests and objections thereto for Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs. The original product exclusion was criticized for lack of transparency and due process.  In particular, there was no vehicle…

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