Rafael Lorenzo Prieto

Managing Principal

Bryan Consulting

Rafael is a Managing Partner at Bryan Consulting the Trade and Business Consulting affiliate of theMexican law offices of Bryan, Gonzalez Vargas and Gonzalez Baz.

Rafael has vast experience in trade and customs matters, and has assisted numerous companies with issues regarding trade and logistics in Mexico and Central America.

Rafael has served as an advisor to PROESA (El Salvador’s investment agency) in matters regarding maquiladoras and free trade zones. Also, he is as an advisor to UK Trade and Investment, as well as USTR for Mexico and Latin America trade matters.

Rafael has represented the interests of foreign companies in Mexico in complicated issues such NAFTA origin verifications, denial of preferential tariff treatment under a FTA, the assessment of countervailing duties to goods imported into Mexico’ as well as dumping cases.

Rafael was part of the negotiating group for the establishment of Mexico’s Sectorial Promotion Programs or PROSEC in response to Article 303 of NAFTA.

With more than 20 years of experience, Rafael has assisted numerous companies to establish foreign subsidiaries under a duty deferral program throughout Mexico and Central America. 

Rafael has an education from Universidad La Salle and the University of Texas.