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    Jose Luis Álvarez Palacio

    PR&A partner.

    Leads our Custom and Foreign Trade practice.


    Law degree from Universidad Anahuac Norte on July 1996.
    Graduate degree in Tax Law by Universidad Panamericana (UP). Specialization studies in the Legal Aspects of Foreign Trade by the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)
    Graduate studies in International Business at King George College in Vancouver, Canada.


    Customs and Foreign Trade consultancy and litigation, with broad experience in the legal framework for the automotive, manufacturing, exports, pharmaceutical and mining industries, among others, as well as in the different industrial promotion programs (IMMEX, PROSEC, DRAW BACK, among others), tariff classification, customs evaluation, non-tariff regulations, incrementals, royalties, custom bonded warehouses, fiscalized permises, desk reviews, domiciliary visits, origin verification of merchandise in terms of the different trade Treaties and Agreements signed by Mexico, interpretation and application of such Treaties, advisory and preparation of legal strategies for the implementation of businesses in Mexico, and planning schemes in order to facilitate imports and exports logistics of multinational and foreign companies.

    Honorific Positions:

    • He has collaborated for several Foreign Trade and Customs magazine, speaker at several national and international conferences.
    • Active member of several associations such as: The World Services Group, the Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Comercio Exterior (IMECE), the Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora de Exportación (currently INDEX), the Asociación Latinoamericana de Abogados (ALA), Vice President of the Confederación de Operadores Economicos Autorizados de America Latina y el Caribe, as well as legal advisor to the Asociación de Maquiladoras de Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas (AMENLAC).
    • Former professor of the Foreign Trade Class at the Instituto Mexicano de Especialistas en Comercio Exterior (IMECE).

    professional background

    Former associate at Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. where he practiced law from 1995 to 2013.

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