Francisco de la Cruz García

Sr. Attorney

Sr. Attorney

Academic Experience

  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.
  • Master’s in Administrative and Fiscal Law from the National Bar Association.
  • Specialties in Tax Law, Procedural Law and Amparo from the Universidad Virtual del Servicio de Administración Tributaria.
  • Certificate in Tax Law from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
  • Specialty in Amparo from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México [UNAM).
  • Certificate in Energy Law from the Escuela Libre de Derecho.
  • Certificate in Oil Contracting in Mexico from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
  • Certificate in Energy matters from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • XII Ibero-American Congress on Constitutional Law by the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas [Institute of Legal Research] at UNAM.
  • Specialty in Teaching Foreign Languages as well as Interpreter-Translator (English-French-Spanish) by the Instituto Francés de América Latina.
  • Author of the book La Valoración Aduanera en el Comercio Exterior Mexicano. Una visión teórica y práctica a 30 años de la incorporación de México al GATT. [Customs valuation for Foreign Trade in Mexico. A theoretical and practical overview 30 years after the implementation of GATT in Mexico.]

Professional Experience

  • Auditor and Department Head at the General Administration of Federal Tax Audits (AGAFF) at SAT.
  • Assistant Administrator and Administrator at the General Administration of Large Taxpayers (AGGC) at SAT.
  • Administrator of Audits of Foreign Trade Operations at the General Administration of Foreign Trade Audits (AGACE) at SAT.

Other key achievements include:

  • Design and implementation of the Program for Certification of Foreign Trade Competencies (AGAFF).
  • Design and implementation of the Training Program for Audit Officials for Foreign Trade (AGAFF).
  • Participation in the design and implementation of the SAT Specialties Program (SAT).
  • Design of the Unique Information System (AGGC).
  • Implementation of the System for Attending to Requirements from the Authority (SIARA) of the National Banking and Securities Commission-CNBV (AGGC).
  • Registered Instructor at the Ministry for the Economic Integration of Central America, sponsored by the European Union.
  • Certified instructor for The Tax Administration Service in matters of taxation. He has participated in at least 15 conferences through SAT Television (Online TV).
  • Represented Mexico before the Technical Committee on Rules of Origin, based in Brussels, Belgium (AGACE).
  • Coordinator for various tasks performed with the World Customs Organization, most recently Misapplication of Origin- Mexico’s Case Study in Cooperation with the WCO (AGACE).
  • Design and implementation of Specialized Training Program for Origin Verification Procedures.

Courses and Conferences

  • Represented Mexico at the negotiations in the framework of the 11th Round of Negotiations in Lima, Peru, regarding the chapter for Rules of Origin and Procedures related to origin for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
  • Presenter and Mexican representative at the World Customs Organization Origin Conference and in the Technical Committee for Rules of Origin based in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Speaker at NAFTA Customs and Broker Seminar based in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Speaker at a special session organized by “BRAUMILLER, Law Group, PLLC., International Trade Law” conducted in Dallas, Texas, US, regarding the topics: Customs Regulations, IMMEX and NAFTA article 303 & Recent Amendments to the Mexican Customs Legislation.
  • Keynote speaker for the event Mexican and Canadian Customs and Border Compliance Update, organized by the Department of Economic and Community Development / Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Speaker at OPENING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. – Mexican and Canadian Customs Compliance Cross-Border Event, sponsored by the Institute for Border Logistics and Security, in Windsor, Canada.