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.

Section 301 Tariff List

Summary: In response to an investigation surrounding China’s failure to protect intellectual property and forced technology transfers, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on April 3, 2018, its list of products for imposition of a proposed 25 percent ad valorem duty. The list, covering 1,300 tariff…

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Evelyn Suarez Speaks at U.S. Trade Policy Panel on WTO Participation and Potential Violation

Evelyn Suarez spoke at the U.S. Trade Policy Panel on WTO Participation and Potential Violation, presented by the International Trade and Investment Law Society. The panel discussion took place on April 2, 2018, at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. The program description reads:Featuring experienced…

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Steel Exclusion Requests

Who can file? Only individuals or organizations operating in the United States that use steel products (e.g., flat, long, semi-finished, pipe and tube, and stainless) in business activities (e.g., construction, manufacturing, supplying steel products to users) in the United States may submit an Exclusion Request. Reasons for exclusions: Product…

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Evelyn Suarez Speaks About Global Value Chains

View the Global Value Chains event video on YouTube: The global value chains (GVCs), which encompass all activities involved in the production of goods and services on a global scale, have a complex role in trade, productivity, and economic growth. While GVCs are seen as a…

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Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

UPDATED APRIL 8, 2018 Steel and Aluminum TariffsInterim Final RuleSetting forth Requirements for Requests for Exclusions And Objections thereto In two separate Presidential Proclamations dated March 8, 2018, President Trump fulfilled his promise to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum (imports from Canada and Mexico were…

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