Keynote Morning Speaker:
Andrea M. Ewart, Esq.
Develop TradeLaw LLC
Zions Bank – Founders Room
One South Main Street, Floor 18
Salt Lake City
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Topic: “Using the three Ts — Trade Agreements, Trade Finance and Technology — to Grow Internationally”
Description: In today’s globalized economy your company’s next business opportunity could be located anywhere in the world. The speaker will discuss how the three T’s – Trade Agreements, Trade Financing, and Technology — provide the tools that allow businesses to take advantage of these international business opportunities.
Andrea Ewart is a trade attorney with her own law firm, Andrea M. Ewart, P.C., which works with companies to minimize the costs and delays associated with importing products into the United States and to navigate the controls the U.S. Government imposes over the export from the United States of computer-related products and services. Ms. Ewart also consults for businesses and governments in developing countries, particularly in the Caribbean. Her clients have included the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), members of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA), and the governments of Algeria, Dominica, Grenada, and Guyana. In June, 2004 Ms. Ewart was the guest presenter at the JEA’s Export Week where she presented seminars on “US Customs & Market Access.”
Ms. Ewart has also presented and written several articles about the impact of trade policy and trade agreements on developing countries and their implications for businesses. Prior to opening her own firm, Andrea Ewart worked with the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP, where she counseled and represented clients on U.S. customs law and enforcement, U.S. export control laws, and African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Caribbean Basin Initiatives (CBI) preferential programs. As part of the firm’s public law practice, she also closely monitored various legislative and regulatory initiatives, participated in various legislative coalitions, and worked with U.S. legislative personnel. Andrea Ewart is admitted to the Washington D.C. and the Florida Bars, and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar and is an active member of several professional organizations. As Program Chair to the Institute of Caribbean Studies, a non-profit organization dedicated to research, policy analysis, and education on issues that impact the Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora, she advises the Institute on trade issues.