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Customs and Foreign Trade

Customs and Foreign Trade

The firm offers advice and legal support to importers, exporters and domestic producers on issues related to foreign trade and customs, designing effective schemes for the operational and commercial needs of our customers.

Our experience includes issues related to tariff classification, technical regulations and customs’ assessment, origin provisions, customs’ infractions, tax – free zones, Special Import – Export Systems (Vallejo Plan) and free trade agreements.

Posse Herrera Ruiz has taken part as legal counsel of several domestic and foreign companies in different controversies before the customs’ authority, as well as in multiple investigations regarding dumping, countervailing duties and safeguards.

1. Imports, Customs and Related Issues’ Regulatory Compliance

  1. Tariff item classification
  2. Licenses and license exceptions
  3. Customs’ Assessment
  4. Determination of preferential and non – preferential origin

2. Export Compliance

  1. Jurisdiction and classification of commodities
  2. Export structures
  3. Determination of preferential and non – preferential origin

3. Tax savings and mitigation of rates

  1. Tax Free Zones, bonded warehouses, among other.
  2. Free trade agreements and trade preferences’ programs.

4. Commercial Defense Measures

  1. Retaliatory duties’ Investigations and procedures
  2. Countervailing duties’ Investigations and procedures

5. Customs’ and Foreign Trade Investigations

  1. Apprehensions and seizures
  2. Administrative Customs’ Sanctions
  3. Customs’ Assessment
  4. Determination of preferential and non – preferential origin
  5. Tariff item classification

6. Dispute Resolution

  1. Apprehensions and seizures
  2. Administrative Customs’ Sanctions
  3. Customs’ Assessment
  4. Determination of preferential and non – preferential origin

Lawyers

Ana María Vega

Associate

Tax

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Ana María Vega

Associate

Ana María Vega is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on International Trade and Customs. Ana María has more than 8 years of experience in customs and international trade issues. Prior to joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was working at a professional services global firm, advising local and foreign clients in matters related with free trade zones, commercial agreements, customs valuation and customs regimes; as well as the request of qualification and authorization of foreign...

Daniela Lozada

Associate

Tax

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Daniela Lozada

Associate

Daniela Lozada is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her legal practice focuses on tax, customs and international trade proceedings and litigations. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked at a local law firm in taxation and international trade law. She has a JD from Universidad del Rosario and a postgraduate degree in administrative law from Universidad de Los Andes. She speaks Spanish and English....

Juan David Barbosa

Partner

Tax

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Juan David Barbosa

Partner

Juan David Barbosa is a partner  of  the International Trade Practice Area at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Juan David has more than 15 years of experience in customs and international trade proceedings and litigations as well as in the development of import-export tax efficient strategies. Juan David has also worked in several international unfair trade practices (dumping) and safeguard investigations, as well as in the negotiation and implementation of free trade agreements. Before joining Posse Herrera...

Juan David Barbosa

Partner

Tax

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Juan David Barbosa

Partner

Juan David Barbosa is a partner  of  the International Trade Practice Area at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Juan David has more than 15 years of experience in customs and international trade proceedings and litigations as well as in the development of import-export tax efficient strategies. Juan David has also worked in several international unfair trade practices (dumping) and safeguard investigations, as well as in the negotiation and implementation of free trade agreements. Before joining Posse Herrera...

Juliana Fernández

Associate

Tax

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Juliana Fernández

Associate

Juliana is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Customs and foreign trade.  Juliana has worked from 2019 advising on issues related to foreign trade transactions, she has provided auditing and representation services in administrative and judicial processes. She has had an approach with various industry players in the free zone regime in the country. Additionally, she worked in the financial law area advising clients on matters related to capital markets and structuring fin...

Natalia Monroy

Associate

Customs and Foreign Trade

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Natalia Monroy

Associate

Natalia Monroy Ramírez is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on tax and trade law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz she worked as an intern in a local law firm specialized in tax and trade law. Additionally, she was a member of the winning team of the "Antitrust Moot -2018" organized by the Cavalier Law Association and participated in the "Antitrust Moot -2019" organized by the Pacific University from Lima and the law firm Bullard Falla Ezcurra, in which her team obtained ...