Antonio J. Rivera

Antonio J. Rivera Trade and Investment Attorney Arent Fox Schiff Washington DC
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Professional Biography

Antonio is an associate in the International Trade & Investment practice and Electric Mobility Group.

Antonio specializes in import compliance matters, including eligibility for free trade programs (e.g., USMCA), country of origin for marking and government procurement purposes, and other issues relating to classification, valuation, drawback, customs penalties, and special tariffs, such as Section 301. He works with clients ranging from small producers to large multinationals in various sectors, including the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, and food and beverage industries.

Antonio advises US and foreign manufacturers, importers, and exporters on various international trade matters affecting their production and supply chains. He works to prepare clients for Customs audits, and with conducting import compliance assessments focusing on the client’s import requirements, including import preference programs, Buy American requirements, PGA requirements, and customs brokers responsibilities. Additionally, Antonio assists with advising clients on the implications from free trade agreement negotiations, Section 232 tariffs, and Section 301 tariffs, as well as counsels clients on other international trade matters, including export compliance.

Earlier in his career, Antonio served as an attorney-advisor in the Office of Trade for US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Antonio received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, and has bachelor of science degrees in Chemistry and Economics. Antonio is also fluent in Spanish.

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