Mario A. Torrico

Associate
Mario focuses his practice on international trade, including trade remedy proceedings, customs, and economic sanctions and embargoes.
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Mario represents US and foreign clients in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the US International Trade Commission, the US Department of Commerce, and related litigation before the US Court of International Trade and US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

In addition to AD/CVD counseling, Mario advises clients across various industries on cross-border compliance issues such as customs classifications and country of origin determinations; forced labor supply chain audits and investigations; and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) licenses and authorizations. 

Client Work

  • Represented major US and foreign clients in all aspects of AD/CVD proceedings before the ITC, DOC, and the US Court of International Trade.
  • Counseled and successfully opposed the imposition of tariffs or quotas on a global crane manufacturing company in connection with a Section 232 investigation on the imports of mobile cranes.
  • Advised and obtained DOC approval for reexport transactions of uranium material in connection with the Suspension Agreement on Uranium from the Russian Federation.
  • Advised a global exercise and media company on the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification, country of origin determination and marking, and valuation of its exercise equipment products and accessories.  
  • Advised a multinational wind turbine manufacturer on a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) forced labor audit of the company’s supply chain.  
  • Represented and successfully defended a prominent entertainment company before the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in connection with an OFAC subpoena. 
  • Advised a large Mexican recycling and compounding company on the origin of its goods under the USMCA.
  • Represented various companies in the Court of International Trade challenging the legal validity of the Section 301 List 3 and 4 tariffs.
  • Prepared and obtained Section 301 exclusions and extensions on behalf of multiple clients, including a major US city concerning a sculpture made by a world-renowned artist.
  • Advised a major Belgian chemicals company on a CBP request for information involving products imported under the General System of Preferences program.

Previous Work

Prior to entering the private sector, Mario served as an International Attorney-Advisor at the US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA). While there, Mario advised the ITA on the World Trade Organization’s different trade agreements (e.g., Technical Barriers to Trade, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and the Trade Facilitation Agreement) and was an active member of the US Delegation to the WTO. Mario also advised senior policy officials on Section 232 and its related investigations.

Life Beyond the Law

Mario is a native Spanish speaker. He enjoys international travel, and often returns to Bolivia, where he grew up and spent his formative years.