Foreign trade, customs and regulatory law.
ASSOCIATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Institute of Foreign Trade Executives (IMECE); President.
Mexican Bar Association (BMA).
Committee of the regulatory matters for customs and foreign trade issues.
Committee of Tariff Classification.
Inter-Ministerial Commission on the Automotive Industry (CIIA).
Editor of the book “Expert in foreign trade and customs”, as well as author of the chapters “Actions following customs clearance” and “Customs defense”, published by Thomson Reuters and IMECE.
Author of many legal-technical articles that have been published by specialized magazines.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Over 17 years of experience as professor of customs law at the Mexican Institute of Foreign Trade Executives.
Professor of customs law for post-graduate degree, Universidad Panamericana, Aguascalientes campus.
Frequent speaker at several forums in Mexico and abroad by different chambers and organizations.
Member of the Strategic Committee of the firm. Specialized in foreign trade, customs, regulatory and tax-customs issues, consultant and litigant, strategist in government relations in customs matters, and advisor for Mexican chambers and other organizations for customs matters.
More than 24 years of professional experience on customs duties, unfair practices in foreign trade, interpretation of international treaties and agreements to which Mexico is party, as well as administrative-law issues, and optimization of operational federal government instruments for the benefit of local production and exportation of goods.
Speaker at conferences in Mexico and abroad on customs and foreign trade matters.
Chambers & Partners Global/Latin America, Legal 500, and Best Lawyers, recognized as one of the best foreign trade and customs lawyers in Mexico.
“Sergio Barajas of Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C. is highlighted by peers for his experience in both the public and private sectors. He has expertise spanning customs and tax matters.” (Chambers & Partners Global-2019).
“Sergio Barajas is ‘deeply experienced’ in matters including customs and tariff work, IMMEX (maquiladora) matters and anti-dumping, as well as negotiations, lobbying and litigation. He is currently the President of the Mexican Executives Foreign Trade Institute (2016-19) and also has past experience at the Mexican tax administration service (SAT).” (Legal 500-2019.)
In charge of one of the most recognized foreign trade and customs practices in Mexico.