Develop Trade Law is owned and operated by Andrea Ewart, Esq.   Andrea is a trade and customs attorney/policy advisor and accomplished writer. She has over twenty-five years of professional experience that includes the practice of trade law; legislation/policy development; project management; and research, writing, teaching, and publishing.


As the CEO and owner of DevelopTradeLaw, LLC, (formerly Andrea M. Ewart, PC) Andrea has counseled and represented the interests of businesses, governments, and in individuals on a wide range of issues affecting international trade, including customs law and enforcement, U.S. export control laws, U.S. trade sanctions, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Her areas of particular focus are those trade issues that impact developing countries and small businesses, interests that reflect her previous career as a project manager in the economic development field. Andrea began her legal career as an Associate in international trade regulation and legislation with the Washington D.C. office of the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP.


  • Outside counsel on export control — “deemed” exports —  issues to major U.S. corporation;
  • OFAC mitigation submissions; OFAC compliance policy documents;
  • Successful filing of U.S. Customs petitions and protests;
  • Work on customs compliance and export control manuals;
  • Application of rules of origin under GSP & other preferential programs to specific imports;
  • Consulting assignments for foreign governments and regional organizations on such issues as:

    • Analysis and application of WTO agreements, regional economic integration and free trade agreements
    • Assessment of a country’s legal and regulatory framework for consistency with WTO commitments and other international treaty obligations
    • Policy, legislative/regulatory, institutional and infrastructural components of trade facilitation
    • Legislative and regulatory drafting to implement WTO and other international treaty commitments and to create an internationally competitive business environment.
    • Trade policy development and trade negotiation
    • Delivery of workshops and seminars
    • Preparation of studies and reports


Author of DevelopTradeLaw blog on trade policy and issues of particular relevance to developing countries and to small businesses.   In addition, Andrea’s writing has been featured in:

  • Policy briefs
  • Articles for association, business, and trade journals and newsletter
  • Newspaper articles
  • Legal articles