Trade agreements provide opportunities for international expansion by removing or lowering the barriers to trade. Tariffs, quotas, rules that unfairly favor domestic companies, and other trade barriers add to the cost of doing business internationally. They also limit opportunities for small companies seeking to expand internationally. The U.S. has concluded trade agreements to address such barriers with 20 countries and has other types of preferential trading arrangements with numerous other countries. This workshop will guide participants as they explore the opportunities that free trade agreements provide for international expansion and the resources available to support them. We will cover: 

  • Preferential trading arrangements with US trading partners; 
  • Benefits of using trade agreements to expand internationally; 
  • Resources: Understanding your market and how to use trade agreements. 
About the Workshop Presenter/Facilitator

Andrea M. Ewart, Esq. is the founder and CEO of DevelopTradeLaw, LLC, which provides custom-tailored business-oriented solutions to the legal challenges that face companies doing business internationally. Ms. Ewart has counseled and represented the interests of businesses, entrepreneurs on a wide range of issues impacting international trade, including customs law and enforcement, U.S. export control laws, US trade sanctions, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the use of preferential trade agreements to minimize trade costs and support market expansion, and contractual support for international transactions.

Date: March 31, 2021
Times: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Location: Online
Cost: Free of Charge-Registration Required
Registration Deadline:  March 30, 2021


Andrea Ewart

Andrea Ewart

I am a seasoned international trade and customs attorney, and policy adviser for various companies and governments with a demonstrated history of successfully developing and implementing sustainable and dynamic trade programs. I am experienced in creating partnerships with various business-support organizations to drive compliance and growth in the international market.