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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 enjoys a very strong practice, is highly recognised and very good." Chambers and Partners – Band 4 (2020)

Practice Areas

International Trade

• FTAs, Rules of Origin

Customs Laws

• Maquiladora Industry


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.


Spanish, English


LL.B. – Universidad de Guadalajara (1989)


• 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, Reynosa and Matamoros.