(52 55) 5261 0400
barajas@basham.com.mx
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SERGIO BARAJAS PÉREZ

Foreign trade, customs & regulatory/ Tax/ Origin Checks
Partner

LANGUAGES

Spanish
English

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Law, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Postgraduate studies in Tax Law, Administrative Law, Amparo (constitutional law remedy), Commercial Law, and Industrial and Intellectual Property, Universidad Panamericana.

He completed the diplomas in North American Legal System (Universidad Panamericana), Unfair Trade Practices and Safeguards in Foreign Trade (Mexican Bar Association, College of Lawyers), and Executive Management (Virtual University of Taxation and Foreign Trade of SAT, Mexican Tax Administration Service).

PRACTICE AREAS

Foreign Trade, Customs, and Administrative Law.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & PUBLICATIONS

Mexican Institute of Foreign Trade Executives, A.C. (IMECE); National President.

Mexican Bar Association (BMA).

Intersecretarial Commission of the Automotive Industry (CIIA); former representative.

Committee on Foreign Trade and Customs Regulation; Former President.
SAT Tariff Classification Committee; Former President.

He is the director of the work titled "Expert in Foreign Trade and Customs," and also the author of the chapters "Subsequent Acts of Customs Clearance" and "Legal Remedies," published by Thomson Reuters and IMECE.

He has been author of many legal-technical articles that have been published in specialized magazines.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

For the past 17 years, he has been teaching in the Foreign Trade Diploma program at IMECE, specifically in the modules of Subsequent Acts of Customs Clearance and Legal Remedies in Customs and Foreign Trade matters.

He is a professor of Customs Law in the Master's program in Tax Law at Universidad Panamericana, Aguascalientes campus.

He is a member of the Strategic Committee of the firm. He specializes in customs, foreign trade, administrative, and tax matters related to international trade. He works as a consultant and litigator, handling government relations strategies for customs-related issues. He also serves as an advisor to national chambers and organizations on customs matters.

With over 24 years of professional experience, he has handled significant customs matters, unfair trade practices in foreign trade, interpretation of treaties and trade agreements in which Mexico is a party, as well as administrative issues and operational optimization of federal government instruments to benefit the production and exportation of goods.

RECOGNITIONS

He is recognized as one of the top lawyers in the field of international trade by Chambers & Partners Latin America, Chambers & Partners Global, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and the World Trade Organization.

"Sergio Barajas from Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. stands out for his experience in both the private and public sectors. He has extensive expertise in customs and tax matters." (Chambers & Partners Global-2019).

"Sergio Barajas has extensive experience in matters including customs cases and tariff classification, IMMEX (maquiladora) issues, and anti-dumping matters, as well as negotiations, lobbying, and litigation. He currently serves as the President of the Mexican Institute of Foreign Trade Executives (2016-19) and also has past experience within the Tax Administration Service (SAT)." (Legal 500-2019).