Services

We are a Firm founded in 2008 offering legal services and international business counseling as needed in order to fulfill our clients requirements to carry out their commercial operations. We are backed by 40 years of experience in rules of origin, trade agreements, customs and international and corporate law.

Our goal is to provide our clients with timely, effective and quality services, assisting them to achieve their business targets in the most efficient way possible. As part of our experience, our group has been able to participate and support manufacturing entities, distribution centers, OEM companies, governments and public institutions in implementing administrative processes and ensuring compliance with rules of origin and Free Trade Agreements regulations, with experience in dealing with rules of origin of the automotive industry.

We are specialized in automotive legal matters. More than 40% of our portfolio of clients are involved in the automotive industry and around another 37% are involved in the technology industry. Services we provide to our clients include the following activities described briefly:

FOREIGN TRADE COUNSELING

  • Specialized in automotive industry
  • Foreign trade and customs compliance orientation.
  • International trade legislation (sales of goods, investment protection, intellectual property and dispute resolutions).
  • International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS) and their applicability.

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FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

  • Interpretation of rules of origin and support to comply with them.
  • Certificates of origin, including its validation.
  • Preventive origin audit.
  • Support to suppliers.
  • Advance rulings.
  • Product registration (for exports to Europe, South America and Japan).

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LITIGATION

  • Administrative and foreign trade litigation cases.
  • Administrative Rulings.
  • Administrative appeal processes.
  • Constitutional lawsuits.

CORPORATE

  • Incorporation of legal entities, including activities related to their
    incorporation, drafting articles of incorporation and by-laws, procedures before the Mexican tax and customs authorities (for the enrollment at the Federal Taxpayer Registry and the National Importers Registry), and at the Ministry of Economy (for the Foreign Investment Registry and to obtain maquila permits).
  • Corporate legal documents, meeting minutes, contracts and powers of attorney.
  • Real state due diligences.
  • Management of immigration permits for foreign executives.

PROCEDURES WITH THE GOVERNMENT

  • Permits, authorizations and reports with federal agencies, such as the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance.
  • Draw Back.
  • Manufacturing, Maquila and Service Related to Exports (“IMMEX”) program.
  • Certified company.
  •  Fiscal deposit for OEM’s.
  • C-TPAT & NEEC Programs

CUSTOM OPERATIONS

Through our group of specialist in customs matters, we are able to provide a costeffective solution to our clients to cover their operational needs, including:

  • IMMEX (in bond program) and customs inventory management (Annex 24).
  • Administration of the e-Customs (VUCEM) portal for permits, notifications and reports.
  • Statistical reports for the Mexican government.
  • Export regulations compliance.
  • Customs data reconciliation.

TRAINING

Related to foreign trade, customs and other legal matters, we have built our experience by training courses we have given to governments (Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic), companies (Delphi, Visteon, Wal-Mart, Kenworth, Danfoss, Whirlpool, Hitachi, Chrysler, Volvo, Mazda and DHL), public agencies (Ministry of Economy, Tax Administration Service, Promexico), chambers and organizations (Mexican Auto Parts Manufacturers Association, Mexican Foreign Trade Executives Institute), international agencies (Central American Economic Integration Secretariat, School of Tax and Customs of Central America), and universities (Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Universidad Panamericana).

PRODUCTS

To cover our client’s requirements to apply the benefits of international commercial agreements, we have developed products related to:

  • Effective tax and trade advisory programs to optimize profits of our clients in Japan, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Central America and Mexico.
  • Software for automatic generation of the certificate of origin, supporting any free trade agreement.