Ashok Sadhwani is an international trade and customs specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in the import-export industry in over 40 countries.  He has served in managerial roles in the Middle East, Asia and the Americas for global companies and provides consultation services and executive training to private sector companies and foreign government ministries worldwide.

Ashok’s expertise includes international trade documentation and regulatory compliance, trade software development and implementation, logistics, customs law and export control regulations. He has extensive experience in economic development work in countries emerging from long term conflict and within politically charged environments.

Ashok is a visiting lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, where he teaches International Trade. He also teaches similar subjects at UCLA Extension in Los Angeles.

His industry involvement is in telecommunications, consumer goods, agriculture and automotive. In his current role as Principal Consultant – International Trade Compliance and Operations for Asmara U.S.A. Inc., Ashok provides training, education, and consultation on export management systems, trade operations policy and logistics. He goes the length in customs modernization and trade capacity building in countries around the world.

In this capacity, he has provided technical training and workshops in Fiji, Thailand, Bhutan, Southern Sudan, Morocco, Bahrain and Oman for local firms to market and export products to the United States.  Mr. Sadhwani holds a Master’s Degree in International Customs Law and Administration from the University of Canberra and received a Graduate Diploma in International Marketing from the Singapore Institute of Management. He was an active member of the Southern California Regional District Export Council assisting U.S. exporters, is a licensed U.S. customs broker and lives and breathes international trade.


CEO of Asmara USA Inc., a Los Angeles-based trade compliance consulting company

Instructor, International Trade, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension

Visiting Professor, International Business Program, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

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