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Vázquez Tercero & Zepeda

Mexico > International trade and customs Tier 1

Top-notch boutique firm, Vázquez Tercero & Zepeda is a force to be reckoned with in the international trade and customs arena, particularly regarding anti-dumping investigations and the maquiladora industry; it is a particularly popular choice for clients from the Asian market. Indeed, recent work highlights include representing a Taiwanese exporter in the anti-dumping investigation on stainless steel from Taiwan and China. The sizeable practice, which regularly handles matters across the full breadth of the practice (primarily: trade policy, customs compliance, regulatory matters, customs litigation, and tax planning and litigation), houses a number of deeply experienced practitioners including: trade-disputes expert Adrián Vázquez; Emilio Arteaga Vázquez in Mexico City, who specialises in anti-dumping investigations; and Guadalajara-based partners Eduardo Zepeda (who has a robust knowledge of the IMMEX / maquiladora industry matters), and skilled litigator Eduardo González. Support comes from key associate Mariana Malvaez. Notably, in addition to the aforementioned offices, the firm also operates from León, Monterrey, Puebla, Reynosa, Matamoros, Tijuana and Los Cabos, and has a trade promotion and investment office in Hong Kong.

Practice head(s):

Adrián Vázquez; Eduardo Zepeda; Eduardo Gonzalez


‘They are like the encyclopaedia of foreign trade, there is no subject that escapes them. They give notice of anti-dumping investigations when they publish them in the DOF.’

‘They do an extraordinary job handling dumping cases. They practically work magic. Adrian Vázquez is someone very reliable with whom I work with on everything that comes in on the subject.’

‘Adrian Vázquez and his entire team have our full confidence and we trust 100% in what they recommend us to do.’

Key clients

The Dow Chemical Company / Dow Química Mexicana

Lee and Li

Beijing Jingcheng Tongda & Neal Law Firm

Promotora Nacional Agropecuaria

Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK)

DHH Law Firm (Deheng)

W&H Law Firm

Hilos A&E de México

Hyundai Steel Corporation




Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz Silverman & Klestad (GDLSK)

Work highlights

  • Represented a Taiwanese exporter in the antidumping investigation concerning stainless steel from Taiwan and China, obtaining a low antidumping duty in the final determination.
  • Representing The Dow Chemical Company in the antidumping investigation on triethanolamine from the USA.
  • Representing the Dow Chemical Company and Dow Química Mexicana in a NAFTA origin-verification procedure.

Vazquez Tercero & Zepeda (VTZ) has been for more than 40 years at the forefront of economic law, international trade, and customs matters in Mexico, including active participation in Mexico’s accession to GATT in 1986.

For the past decades, VTZ has been a leader in matters related to WTO, NAFTA, trade remedies, IMMEX, customs verifications, regulatory and tax-related litigation.

The firm is best known for its Antidumping, Trade Policy and Customs practices, and has actively participated in the most important trade investigations and policy development for the past thirty years, including acting as host to an international conference on WTO20, the development of IMMEX legal framework and Authorized Economic Operators certification.

International Trade and Customs Eduardo Zepedaeduardo@vtz.mx+52 5555343636
International Trade and Customs Adrian B. Vazquezadrian@vtz.mx+52 5555343636
IBA (International Bar Association)
Alliott Group