Javier Valenzuela Padilla

Associate

Javier Valenzuela Padilla

Associate

Javier Valenzuela Padilla is an associate at the Foley & Lardner México, S.C. office. Javier focuses his practice on international trade and customs. He has represented clients in complex litigation and advisory regarding to trade and customs matters, including, NAFTA and other trade agreements, rules of origin, customs valuation, tariff classification, non-tariff barriers, and other compliance matters.

Javier has experience assisting clients to obtain IMMEX (Maquila) authorizations and other preferential programs that allow them to apply reduced duty rates and other logistic benefits. Tax matters related to trade and customs implications are also part of Javier’s experience.

Before joining Foley, Javier worked at a Mexican firm that focused in tax advisory and consulting, in the Foreign Trade and Customs Department. Previously, he worked at a full-service law firm in Mexico that assisted its clients in conducting business throughout Mexico and abroad.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
07 December 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in Mexico 2024

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that 13 of the firm’s attorneys from its Mexico City office were selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Mexico, and one attorney was named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Mexico list.
25 October 2023 Article

Mexican Government Restricts Importation of Certain Fuels and Petrochemicals into Mexico

n October 23, 2023, the Mexican President published in the Official Gazette of the Federation a Decree under which the Mexican Government implements measures to combat the illicit trading of fuels, related to the importation of materials regulated by the Ministry of Energy.
16 February 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Maquiladora Industry: Recommendations for "IMMEX" Companies for Fiscal Year 2023

As a direct result of globalized manufacturing processes, maquiladoras (currently "IMMEX companies”) have positioned themselves as one of the most significant Mexican participants in the creation of value chains.
08 December 2022 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in Mexico 2023

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s attorneys from its Mexico City office were selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Mexico™, and one attorney was named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Mexico™ list.
11 January 2022 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Imminent outsourcing reporting obligation for VAT-IEPS Certified companies and others to Mexican Tax Authority (SAT)

The General Foreign Trade Rules for 2022 (Rules) were published on December 24, 2021, and became effective January 1, 2022.
28 October 2021 Blogs

Mexican Bill of Lading Complement: New Enforcement Deadline and Factors Affecting Invoicing Obligations

The Mexican bill of lading complement was expected to go into effect on September 30, 2021; however, in response to a number of practical concerns, the SAT issued an advance version of its rules that will become effective on January 1, 2022.