Gaining Your Trust With Everything We Do


Over 35 Years of Experience

Our team of export consultants has over 35 years of experience in U.S. Department of State, U.S. Commerce Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection laws and regulations, in addition to various other U.S. regulatory and compliance requirements and regulations.

We provide a wide range of import and export trade compliance services and work closely with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) of the Department of State to ensure timely outcomes on all export licensing/compliance requirements.


Knowledgable, International Trade Professionals

Members of our team have participated in international trade organization and trade compliance lectures/seminars for corporations, governments and trade organizations in the United States and abroad including the American Management Association, American Association of Exporters and Importers, New England Bar Association, National Contract Management Association, World Affairs Council, the State of Connecticut Department of Economic Development and the Massachusetts Export Center.


Dedicated Staff

The dedicated staff at Wilmarth & Associates assists a wide range of U.S. and foreign companies with EAR, ITAR, ATF, OFAC, and U.S. Customs Regulations. Ensuring your company is compliant with international trade laws and regulations is our top priority.


Get to know our team of export and international trade experts.

Gary Wilmarth

Gary Wilmarth

Prior to founding Wilmarth & Associates almost 25 years ago, Gary directed the international trade consulting division of several major U.S. law firms where he headed up the trade compliance practice areas. Additionally, he has served in senior government compliance positions in the metal products, computer and aerospace industries. His professional experience and the comprehensive knowledge he has developed throughout his career enable Gary to skillfully assist organizations with their trade compliance needs.

Gary specializes in export compliance training, audits and U.S. government compliance actions.

Gary has published or been featured in many articles on trade policy including the Connecticut Lawyer, the New England Law Journal, North American Trade, the Hartford Business Journal, New England Business, The Boston Globe, USA Today, Computer World and the Hartford Courant.

Sarah Guasta
Principal/Senior Partner

Sarah Guasta

For more than 15 years, Sarah has assisted hundreds of companies with their export compliance and licensing needs. Sarah’s areas of expertise include DDTC registration, BIS/DDTC licensing/agreements, export compliance training, U.S. government compliance actions, and encryption product compliance.

Prior to joining Wilmarth & Associates she worked in several capacities for Chubb Insurance, Lincoln Financial and Executive Risk Insurance.

Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Wesleyan College and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

International Trade Consultant

John Wilmarth

John joined the firm in 2018 from Amazon Inc. where he was involved in shipping and logistics services.  John received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.

John’s primary responsibility is DDTC and BIS licensing and drafting Export Policies and Procedures and Technology Control Plans.  John is also responsible for preparing State Department registrations and assisting clients with the State and Commerce Department’s licensing systems.

Assistant International Trade Consultant/Office Manager

Kathy Chouinard

Kathy has more than 10 years of professional experience in purchasing, planning and organizational fields. Prior to joining Wilmarth & Associates, Kathy worked in several manufacturing office settings as a Buyer of components and commodities.   Kathy received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts.