International Trade & Customs

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.

C.'s International Trade & Customs Practice advises and represents national and international clients in a wide range of legal and tax matters related to the import and export of merchandise and the setting up in Mexico and winding down of all kinds of manufacturing and/or distribution units for a wide variety of industries.
Our team is well known for its skills in addressing all legal and practical matters related to the manufacturing and Maquila operation in Mexico under the IMMEX programs, the Value Added Tax Certification and other export oriented administrative programs. The team excels at handling tax and customs audits initiated to review compliance with temporary imports, legal stay of merchandise in Mexico and Annex 24 and 31, which are usually concluded in the most favorable conditions for our clients while guaranteeing that their production operations continue uninterrupted.

Our group also advises clients in identifying and adequately applying a wide range of benefits from the numerous existing free trade agreements executed by Mexico with the most relevant and influential economies worldwide. Proper guidance on the Rules of Origin, origin procedures and customs and trade facilitation is essential for a smooth foreign trade and customs operation.

Our practice focuses its efforts on concluding any potentially litigious matter in the most expedited and cost-effective manner for our clients, providing the tax and customs authorities with the necessary evidence and arguments to amicably settle matters. However, when litigation is inevitable, our team features a strong group of experienced lawyers with an impressive record of favorable legal rulings including one issued by the Supreme Court of Justice addressing the constitutionality of certain tax and customs provisions.