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Antonio Ávila

Antonio Ávila

Foreign Trade Partner


Antonio holds degrees in International Business and Law from the Universidad de Guadalajara, a master's degree in Administration (MBA) from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), and specialized studies in Supply Chain from Rutgers University, and Contracts from Yale University.

He specializes in corporate compliance and has international certifications and studies in ISO 28000, ISO 37001, ISO 19600, ISO 31000, ISO 31022, and ISO 900; and Risk Management in Customs and Foreign Trade Matters from the Consejo Nacional de Normalización y Certificación de Competencias Laborales (CONOCER).

With over 20 years of experience in Foreign Trade, Antonio has advised companies such as IBM, HP, Flextronics, Sanmina, Jabil, Michelin, Honda, Toyota, Puma, Cuervo, and Samsung, among others.

He is a speaker and trainer on Foreign Trade issues at the national and Latin American levels.

Specialty area
  • Trade Compliance
  • Maquiladora Companies
  • Foreign Trade Audit
  • Customs Operation
  • Free Trade Agreements


Articles and publications
  • USMCA Compliance. World Compliance Association 

  • Structure of a compliance program. World Compliance Association 

  • Rules of origin and their official verification. Book on International Trade Theory - Global Business University, 2020 / ISBN 978-607-7918-74-5 
  • General Rules on Foreign Trade. Magazine "Juntos", Gaceta Mercantil CANACO.
  • The 10 Commandments for Successful Foreign Trade Compliance, Customs Kingdom.

  • Magazine "Customs Strategy." New Law on General Import and Export Taxes.
  • Collaborator on the compendium of Foreign Trade "Mexican Customs System," editions 2004 to 2009.
  • Nearshoring and Its Impact on Mexican Foreign Trade published in the World Compliance Association.


Memberships and affiliations
  • Foreign Trade Regulatory Compliance Committee. World Compliance Association
  • National INDEX Foreign Trade Committee and various local committees.
  • National COMCE Customs and Logistics Committee.
  • Recognized with the 2023 award "Top Foreign Trade Advisors in Mexico" by the magazine Estrategia Aduanera.