Olga Torres is well regarded as a trade and customs specialist. She commands a wealth of experience on import compliance matters and anti-dumping issues, as well as export and sanctions matters.
Olga Torres handles notable international trade matters for numerous companies worldwide and specialises in the areas of US customs, exports, economic sanctions, anti-corruption compliance and national security matters.
In the area of customs, Ms Torres advises clients on import compliance matters, including customs rulings; classification; country of origin; special duty programmes such as NAFTA; focused assessments; C-TPAT; and seizures of goods by US Customs and Border Protection. She also assists with anti-dumping/countervailing duty matters before the Import Administration of the US Department of Commerce.
In the area of US export control and national security, Ms Torres counsels clients on compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the various embargo and sanctions programmes administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC). She also assists companies with filings with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and related CFIUS-imposed mitigation compliance. Ms Torres also advises companies on Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) mitigation and provides guidance on how transactions might be structured to best anticipate FOCI concerns.
As a recognised leader in trade and national security law, Ms Torres was recently reappointed by the US assistant secretary of state to the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG). In this capacity, she advises the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs on its regulation of defence trade in accordance with the Arms Export Control Act and its implementing regulations under the ITAR.
Ms Torres has been selected for recognition in multiple guides and publications, including Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs and Chambers and Partners USA, as a recognised practitioner in the areas of international trade: export controls and economic sanctions law. She has been rated for four consecutive years as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for Thomson Reuter’s Super Lawyers publication. Ms Torres was also recently named the Global Attorney of the Year by the Dallas Global Chamber, and Torres Law won the Finance Monthly M&A Awards Trade & Cross-Border Transactions Law Firm of the Year – USA in 2018.
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