Jorge A. Alvarez was appointed Minister Representative of Mexico's Ministry of Finance to the United States in January 2019. In such capacity, Minister Alvarez is the leading negotiator and competent authority for the exchange of fiscal and customs information between Mexico the US and Canada, as well as with other countries with permanent representation of their customs and tax authorities in Washington D.C.
Minister Alvarez coordinates the working groups created to develop and implement the customs initiatives under the US-Mexico Customs Bilateral Strategic Plan, which includes, among others, the Unified Cargo Processing Program, the Customs Data Exchange Mechanisms, the Single Cargo Manifest Initiative, and all US-Mexico border infrastructure projects.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Alvarez served as Assistant Commissioner for International Customs Affairs. He was one of the leading negotiators of the recently signed Trade Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada. Specifically, Mr. Alvarez was a leading negotiator of all issues related to the customs and trade facilitation chapters. In 2016 Minister Alvarez, served as Assistant Commissioner for Customs Planning and in 2015 he served as the Chief of Staff of Mexico's Customs Commissioner.
From 2010 through 2013, in the private sector, Minister Alvarez worked in Alfa Group/Alestra as Regulation and Institutional Relations Manager. From 2008 until 2010, he also worked as an Associate at Public Value Consulting NPO in the UK, and in 2009, Minister Alvarez worked for the OCDE as Consultant to the Division of Budgeting and Public Expenditures. From 2001 through 2008, Minister Alvarez served at Mexico 's Senate as Staff Director of the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Jorge Alvarez holds a Master 's degree in Public Administration, Public Policy and Management, from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom.