Carry out international trade activities with the firm that has transformed the area

Building reliable bridges in international transactions is part of Demarest’s history. After all, we are one of the first firms in Brazil to have created an integrated practice especially dedicated to international trade and customs law. Subsequently, we have been involved in the largest and most complex cases in Brazil.

Trust in a team led by partners with experience in all areas of international trade, including customs, regulatory, and compliance matters, as well as trade defense and international litigation procedures.

Regardless of your business focus, you can rely on Demarest’s experience to maximize results in an increasingly competitive global environment. We concentrate our practice on topics such as:

Consulting in business development, import and export structuring, and tax planning;

  • Consulting and litigation involving customs matters, such as tax classification, customs valuation, rules of origin, special customs and import licensing;
  • Consulting for obtaining the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certification, as well as advice on obtaining Ex-Tarifários (tariff exception regime);
  • Consulting and litigation in tariff and non-tariff barriers to international trade, such as technical, sanitary and quantitative limits barriers;
  • Government relations in requests for amendments to licensing, clearance, and customs regulation procedures;
  • Defense of the Brazilian government, companies and professional associations in disputes disputes before the World Trade Organization (WTO);
  • Trade defense: antidumping, safeguards and countervailing measures (subsidies);
  • Rules of origin and anti-circumvention investigations;
  • Government relations: defense of the client’s interests in dialogues between the Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) and its Ministries;
  • Assistance in requests for permanent and provisional tariff changes to the Common External Tariff (CET);
  • Free Trade Agreements and Tariff Preferences: monitoring, assistance in negotiations and dialogue with Brazilian authorities and trade associations.