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Mathew Mermigousis

National Practice Leader and VP, Customs & International Trade Services


Executive Summary

Mathew is a managing director and co-leads BDO’s Customs and International Trade Services (CITS) group. He has more than 25 years of experience advising US and multinational companies on customs and international trade regulatory matters involving classification, customs valuation (including first sale), country-of-origin, foreign-trade zones, and the use of trade preference programs (i.e., drawback) and free trade agreements. He is committed to his clients’ long-term success, and he adds value by bringing an international perspective as well as ability to tap into a broad and deep network having personally worked in more than 20 countries on customs matters.

Over his lengthy career, Mathew assisted companies in developing and implementing trade compliance programs and developing solutions to minimize trade compliance risk and realizing duty savings opportunities. He works closely with other BDO practices including international tax, transfer pricing, and supply chain to ensure that clients are given the most comprehensive approach to implementing their international business operations and business transformation projects. He has led global teams on developing and enhancing client global trade compliance strategies and implementing process improvements. He assists companies in developing and assessing their trade compliance programs including trade automation, designing internal audit programs, and conducting due diligence reviews for potential acquisitions.

  • New York State Bar 
  • Admitted to the Bars of the U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. District Court (Southern District)
  • Licensed U.S. Customhouse Broker
  • Accredited Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) Specialist
  • National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America
  • National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones
  • Instructor for the Automotive Industry Action Group’s USMCA/NAFTA Content Reporting Training (2006-2023)

  • Law Degree, Brooklyn Law School
  • Undergraduate with Honors, St. John’s University