International Trade and Customs

In an era in which global security of the supply chain is a primary concern, international trade and customs legislation and procedures have taken on a new significance and complexity. CCN’s experienced Mexico and United States licensed attorneys, along with the firm´s own licensed United States customs broker, equip CCN to handle a wide variety of trade related issues, involving inbound and outbound compliance, duties, quotas, subsidies, licenses, export controls, free trade agreements, non-tariff barriers and restrictions, WTO issues, trade policies, transportation and trade finance, among others. Given the manufacturing platform of Mexico and its export industry, there has been a significant increase of enforcement by the authorities, particularly on customs related issues, thus, more emphasis on certain areas, including, domestic and international audits, rulings, opinions, litigation and internal compliance review projects and government relations. CCN provides advice on specific trade related issues with a holistic approach, as well as how specific issues may affect clients´ interests in a broader tax, foreign investment and compliance context. CCN’s clients rely on the firm to provide timely and accurate information on these current trade issues, both in the United States and in Mexico.

These issues affect almost all international business transactions and projects, the continued trend towards economic integration in the form of regional and multilateral trade agreements, such as the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP, makes this practice area increasingly important to the firm´s international business clients. Attorneys throughout CCN´s offices in the United States and Mexico have substantial experience reviewing and interpreting trade agreements and policies in both Mexico and the United States. At all times, the firm synthesizes international trade, tax, regulatory, foreign investment and compliance considerations with clients´ international trade strategies, thus enabling CCN´s clients to more effectively compete in their respective businesses.

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