International trade and customs (IT&C)
Turenna joined Sánchez Devanny to head the firm’s International Trade and Customs group. She has more than seventeen years of experience advising multinational companies on cross-border transactions related to international trade and customs - from strategic planning, preventive and reactive audits by the Mexican IRS, to defense and litigation before the government and the Federal Courts. Turenna has a diverse client base, including automotive, retail, chemical, petrochemical, luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, software, cosmetics, electronics, maquiladoras (IMMEX), and trading companies. Turenna advises on foreign trade, multilateral treaties and antidumping laws. Her experience includes design and implementation of business strategies, NAFTA origin verifications and tariff classification, rules of origin, export controls, import/export regimes, bonded facilities structure and management, and wide knowledge of tariff and non-tariff regulatory issues. She has participated in complex, high-visibility matters, and in international trade negotiations with the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization in a program against forgery and piracy. Turenna is fluent in English and Spanish.