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Tom Travis


Tom Travis is a managing partner of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., a leading international trade and customs law firm. He also serves as the chairman of Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services. Mr. Travis is experienced in a wide variety of international trade and customs matters, including the representation of countries and private interests in matters before the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the U.S. Congress and federal agencies and before the revenue and customs services of many nations. He has played a leading role in the firm's trade policy and government relations group which has provided services to many countries, including Cambodia, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Dominican Republic, Turkey, Hong Kong, El Salvador, China, Colombia, Laos, Guatemala, Philippines, Korea and Indonesia. The firm represents numerous large, multinational corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

He specializes in the classification, valuation, origin of imported merchandise, preference systems and free trade agreements between the U.S. and its trading partners. He is also the author of the bestseller Doing Business Anywhere: The Essential Guide to Going Global.

14 Recent Stories

The Trade War That Wasn't

New restrictions on tire imports from China may not provoke the backlash expected.
November 10, 2009 in Startup Basics

Importing Goods? Adhere to the Rules

Trade preferences can offer big duty savings, but mind the paperwork.
October 1, 2009 in Management & Operations

Trusted Traders Affected by Enforcement Emphasis

Take these steps to ensure security of international imports and expedite processing.
August 26, 2009 in Growing Your Business

Compliance to New International Trade Rules

U.S. trade policy is changing. Are you ready?
April 9, 2009 in International Growth

Trade Policy: The Road Ahead

Emerging trade policies contain a number of potential land mines that companies will have to watch out for, but Obama appears to be steering things in a positive direction.
March 23, 2009 in Management & Operations

The Evolution of Protectionism

Have the effects of cross-border trade influenced U.S. policy in favor of protectionism?
February 23, 2009 in Management & Operations

Trade Issues 2009: A Roundup

With a new administration, there's sure to be more changes to U.S. trade policy. Here are eight areas you should be paying particular attention to.
January 28, 2009 in Management & Operations

Piling On: New Trade Data Requirements

In the name of security, new regulations affecting shipments to the U.S. are enacted. Importers need to learn how to cope.
December 29, 2008 in International Growth

Get in on the Export Boom

Learn how to take the first step into foreign markets by developing an export compliance plan and determining which markets to enter.
November 20, 2008 in International Growth

New Rules, New Headaches for Importers

New laws are affecting importing and exporting. They could impact your business.
October 24, 2008 in Grow Your Business

How to Maximize Your Export Profits

Learn 3 ways to save when dealing with foreign goods.
October 2, 2008 in International Growth

Eliminate Middlemen and Save on U.S. Customs Duties

Importers to the U.S. should employ the First Sale Rule to reduce the effect of markups.
July 28, 2008 in International Growth

Good News, Bad News as Customs Shifts Gears

The agency intends to improve trade facilitation, but enforcement could increase costs.
June 27, 2008 in International Growth

Break Into the Global Marketplace

Preference programs and free trade agreements can provide strategic advantage.
June 6, 2008 in International Growth