Eduardo co-heads the firm’s International Trade and Customs group, He has more than 15 years of experience advising domestic and international companies in many different industries in their international trade and customs operations, including automotive, textiles, retail, chemical, electronics, medical devices, petrochemical, luxury goods, pharmaceutical, software, cosmetics, aerospace, maquiladoras (IMMEX) and trading companies, among others.
Eduardo has advised multiple IMMEX companies in several preventive audit procedures destined to verify the proper compliance with applicable legal provisions, with the purpose of identify risks and/or contingencies and consequently, regularize or minimize such before an official audit procedure from the authorities. Based on this, he constantly advises these type of companies in official audit procedures initiated against them by the tax and customs authorities, focused to the duly compliance to which such IMMEX entities are subject.
He also has extensive experience representing foreign companies from different sectors in its structuring of operations in Mexico, which involves obtaining IMMEX programs, VAT certifications, review and compliance with non-tariff regulations and restrictions (permits, authorizations etc.) before the several authorities, as well as in providing advice with respect to the compliance with Mexican Official Standards (NOM´s) to be complied upon the entrance into Mexico.
In addition, Eduardo has extensive experience in customs litigation, which has led him to represent multiple companies in matters related to verifications of origin under Free Trade Agreements signed by Mexico, customs valuation in relation to costs to be added to the customs value of the goods, Incoterms, royalties and other concepts, tariff classification, as well as tax assessments derived from audits to companies with IMMEX programs, among many others.