Anu Gavini

President & Chief Operating Officer
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Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc.

Areas of Practice


Oakland University
B.S., Computer Science

Lawrence Technological University

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ANU GAVINI is President and Chief Operating Officer of Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc., resident in the Detroit office. Her focus is on import and export operational and compliance activities for various multinational corporations in North America, Asia and Europe.

Ms. Gavini has over 20 years of broad experience in the customs and trade area.  She consults on regulatory and licensing requirements for dual-use commodities, technology and software (including encryption). She has expertise in performing import and export reviews, drafting import and export compliance manuals, and assisting in audits and investigations.  She provides advice to clients on Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) embargoes and sanctions programs, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) issues, and the Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Regulations.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Gavini spent many years with DaimlerChrysler Corporation in numerous capacities. This background has given her extensive knowledge in systems, purchasing, supply chain management, manufacturing and import/export compliance activities and issues.  She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Oakland University and an MBA from Lawrence Technological University.

Professional Associations

National Association of Purchasing Managers

Customs & International Headlines