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Eduardo Zepeda Grimaldo

Partner, Mexico City and head of León and Tijuana Office

Eduardo Zepeda is a partner in the office of Mexico City and head of the León and Tijuana Office. With his extensive experience advising and supporting the maquiladora industry in customs, trade and tax matters, he currently heads the Customs Law practice area.

“He is praised by clients for 'his great client service and experience.” Chambers and Partners – Band 4 (2016)

Practice Areas

International Trade

• FTAs, Rules of Origin

Customs Laws

• Maquiladora Industry
• VAT/IEPS

Experience

Eduardo Zepeda advises and supports importers, exporters and particularly to companies with IMMEX program in customs and foreign trade programs. Eduardo has a deep knowledge in tax complexities that arise in the business operations of companies with IMMEX program; among which are issues such permanent establishment, certification on VAT and IEPS, as well as programs on security in the supply chain. In addition, Eduardo advises, accompanies and represents maquiladoras IMMEX companies and companies in verification by the regulatory authorities, in addition to represent them in negotiating agreements with the mexican entity PRODECON. The lawyer Zepeda is frequently invited to conferences on customs matters related to the IMMEX industry; in national and international forums.

Languages

Spanish, English

Education

LL.B. – Universidad de Guadalajara (1989)

Memberships

• Active member of the committee of foreign trade of the National Council of the Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing Industry (national INDEX).
• INDEX national counselor.
• Member of the tax committee of national INDEX, which he directed in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and is currently deputy director.
• INDEX Advisor West, Guanajuato INDEX, INDEX INDEX Reynosa and Matamoros.