01/24/2014 (press release: strtrade) // Miami, Florida, USA // Nancy Cook
International trade law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. (ST&R), announced today the addition of Los Angeles-based customs authority Tom Gould as Senior Director, Customs and International Trade.
“We’re exceptionally pleased that Tom has joined the firm,” said ST&R Founding Partner Lee Sandler. “Tom is a noted authority in textile and apparel industry matters, but he’s also very highly regarded for his knowledge on the full range of import/export issues affecting all industries. Los Angeles is a major player in international trade, with the nation’s biggest port and a resurgent fashion manufacturing sector, and both our firm and Tom have worked closely with companies in the region for a long time,” he adds. “With Tom on the ground in L.A. we look forward to strengthening and expanding those relationships and helping L.A. companies stay competitive in the global marketplace.”
Gould joins ST&R after running his own customs consulting business in the L.A. area for more than a decade. A licensed customs broker and certified customs specialist, he regularly advises clients on customs and international trade compliance matters, classification, origin determination, qualification for free trade agreements and special duty reduction programs, product safety and supply chain security. He works with retailers, importers and exporters of textiles, wearing apparel, footwear and consumer electronics, among others.
Gould is a sought-after speaker on international trade matters and is an instructor at California State University at Long Beach’s Center for International Trade and Transportation. He is the author of “Apparel Classification,” a comprehensive guide that serves as a valuable resource for importers, designers, production managers, customs brokers and compliance managers. He also serves in leadership positions in several local and national trade and customs associations.
Founded in 1977, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., together with its import/export managed services affiliate Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc., is the largest dedicated international trade and customs firm in the world, employing over 700 global trade professionals in 12 cities throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.