Tom Gould

Senior Director, Customs and International Trade
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Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Areas of Practice

Honors & Awards

  • CSULB George Marshall Favorite Instructor Award, Fall 2017
  • CSULB George Marshall Favorite Instructor Award, Fall 2012
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TOM GOULD is Senior Director, Customs and International Trade, for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. He is based in Los Angeles, where he has been involved with the international trade community since 1989, and is affiliated with ST&R’s San Francisco office.

Mr. Gould joined 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.

Mr. Gould is a member of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trade Support Network and chairs its integrated communications subcommittee. He also serves as the President of the Foreign Trade Association and is a member of the Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association and the International Compliance Professionals Association.

Mr. 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 for the global logistics specialist professional designation. 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.


Apparel Classification

Professional Associations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Trade Support Network
Trade Leadership Council Trade Coordinator

Foreign Trade Association
Chairman of the Board

American Association of Exporters and Importers
Co-Chair Western Regional Committee

Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association

International Compliance Professionals Association

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