Mark Tallo

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Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Areas of Practice

Bar associations

  • American Bar Association, Member, International Trade Committee
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member International Trade and Customs Committee

State Bar Memberships


George Washington University School of Law

Houghton College
B.A., political science

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MARK TALLO is a Member in the Import and Export Practice Group of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Washington, D.C., office. His practice areas include customs, import and export compliance, and international anti-corruption measures such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as advising clients on duty savings opportunities through the First Sale Rule and U.S. preference programs, including the Generalized System of Preferences and bilateral and regional free trade agreements.

Mr. Tallo also advises clients on government procurement issues, including navigating the restrictions imposed on Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security procurement under the Berry and Kissel Amendments.

Before becoming an associate with the firm, Mr. Tallo served ST&R as a paralegal and law clerk, assisting clients with AD/CV proceedings, tariff classification issues, protests, FTA implementation and decisions by NAFTA and WTO dispute settlement panels. While attending law school he worked as an investigative law clerk for the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Defense and as a litigation paralegal assistant with a law firm.

Mr. Tallo holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. in political science from Houghton College. He is a member of the bar in Maryland.

Speaking Engagements

Lectures and Forums

CONECT Trade & Transportation Conference, "Preparing for the New Era of Customs Enforcement," April 12, 2017

Houston Customhouse Brokers and Forwarders Association, "Leveraging CBP’s ACE Portal to Maximize Compliance and Minimize Costs," March 24, 2016

Webinar, "CBP 2015 East Coast Trade Symposium Recap," Nov. 17, 2015

Webinar, "First Sale: Surviving a CBP First Sale Inquiry/Audit," Nov. 17, 2014

Webinar, "Buying & Selling Agents: How to Identify Agents and Assess Customs Implications," May 14, 2014

Webinar, "Don’t Get Short Changed: Utilizing and Verifying Textile Short Supply Provisions in Free Trade Agreements," April 27, 2010


Copyright: Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega S.A., 10 E-Commerce Law Report, 5, 6 (2010)

U.S. Customs: A Practitioner's Guide to Principles, Processes, and Procedures, American Bar Association (Second Edition 2016) Co-Author: Chapter 6: Duty Savings Opportunities: Introduction to Trade Agreements, Unilateral Preference Programs, and Other Duty Savings Mechanisms

Professional Associations

American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)

American Association of Exporter and Importers (AAEI)

Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT)

International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA)

United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)

Washington International Trade Association (WITA)

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