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  • Education
    • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2012, International Business and Economic Law, with distinction
    • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2011
    • B.A., Rice University, 2006
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Court of International Trade
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Luis  F. Arandia, Jr. partners with clients to deliver responsive representation in a wide range of domestic and international franchise, supply chain and distribution matters. Luis’ practice focuses on customs laws and export controls, representing importers and exporters before several governmental agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Commerce, Department of State, and further agencies regulating international trade.

Imports

Luis regularly represents and counsels clients on matters including Section 301 China tariffs, Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, free trade agreements such as the NAFTA, Korea-U.S. FTA, CAFTA-DR, intellectual property related customs matters (trademarks), protests, 1592 penalties, customs seizures, currency seizures, country of origin verifications, prior disclosures, valuation and HTS classification of goods.

Exports

Luis guides clients through complex U.S. export control laws under the Department of Commerce, Department of State and Office of Foreign Assets Control. This representation includes issuing Visa I-129 deemed export control reviews, advising on country sanctions, and anti-boycott regulations, and assisting with license applications under the ITAR and EAR and ECCN classification of products and technology.

  • Represented U.S. importer on a tariff classification case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Court of International Trade.
  • Successfully assisted in representing whistleblower in Federal False Claims Act case involving evasion of $20 million in antidumping duties and Customs fraud.
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Mentioned, Dallas Innovates
July 16, 2019
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Mentioned, SE Texas Record
July 16, 2019
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Mentioned, Boston University School of Law
July 16, 2019
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Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Process, Scopes, & Updates
Speaker, Houston Customhouse Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association 
May 2018
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NAFTA at 25:The Past, Present, and Future
Speaker, State Bar of Texas - International Law
April 2018
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Luis Arandia, et al., Customs Law, 52 ABA/SILYIR 5
2018
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Luis Arandia, et al., Customs Law, 50 ABA/SILYIR 5
2016