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 matters with a focus on advising clients regarding duty savings opportunities through the First Sale Rule as well as bilateral and regional free trade agreements and U.S. preference programs, including the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). Mr. Tallo is also focused on the assessment and qualification of goods under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA, with expertise in the automotive sector. In this regard, Mr. Tallo helps global automotive producers and suppliers navigate the complex USMCA rules of origin.
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.
Prior to 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.