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Why Trade Matters

Andrea will lead a session on “Why Trade Matters” at the World Affairs Council – Washington, DC 7th annual Leadership Academy on International Affairs. The Academy engages high school students in simulations and with experts in the fields of globalization, trade & economics, human rights, peace & conflict, and multilateralism & sovereignty. The workshop led by Andrea will introduce students to key concepts in international trade and facilitate a discussion on some of the recurring themes and questions on trade today. The 2018 Academy runs July 16-20

Reducing the Risks in Global Trade and Protecting Your Firm in International Transactions

Seminar sponsored by VA & DC District Export Council, BizLaunch and the Commercial Service No. VA & DC office.

WHEN: July 13, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30

WHERE: Arlington Economic Development BizLaunch, 1100 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201, #1500

COST: $45.00

Key Topics:

  • Red Flags to Detect Scams – Louise Kern of GloBIS
  • Legal Do’s & Don’ts in International Transactions – Andrea Ewart of DevelopTradeLaw, LLC

Registration details at

For additional information contact:
Aaron Miller,, (703) 277-7715
Sandra Collazo,, (703) 235-0101

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WEBINAR: Classification Webinar

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11 am – 12 noon Central

The webinar will cover:

  • Correct classification of goods that enter the US
  • Determining whether or not duties have to be paid on the imported product
  • Proper classification of goods exported from the U.S. using Schedule B
  • Avoiding fines and other penalties for negligently or fraudulently provising the wrong information regarding imported products
  • Lecensing requirements

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December 6, 2016 – Andrea on Why Trade Matters

Andrea was a guest on the CIPE Democracy that Delivers podcast. Her accompanying post elaborates on one of the questions posed – why does trade matter?

Listen and read here.

November, 2016 – Impact of Brexit on the Caribbean

Andrea Ewart speaks on CaribNation panel discussing the impact on the Caribbean of the vote by Britain to leave the European Union.

View here.

March 6, 2015 – Utah Women in Global Business and Trade Conference 

Andrea M. Ewart, Esq. speaks on “Using the three Ts — Trade Agreements, Trade Finance and Technology — to Grow Internationally”


Zions Bank – Founders Room
One South Main Street, Floor 18
Salt Lake City
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

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September 2014

Andrea M. Ewart, Esq. moderates panel on “Managing Trade Risk”

Andrea Ewart is a customs and International trade attorney with her own firm, DevelopTradeLaw, LLC, which works with businesses, governments, and individuals to facilitate the successful movement of goods and services across national borders. Ms. Ewart also consults for businesses and governments on World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and negotiations, development of WTO-consistent trade and customs laws, trade relations with the United States, regional integration initiatives, and other trade issues. Read More

July 2014

Andrea Ewart Presents The Benefits Of the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) in Jamaica

Andrea Ewart, Esq. conducted a series of engaging workshops in Jamaica highlighting the benefits available to Jamaican producers under the Caribbean Basin Initiative. The Jamaica Exporters’ Association with sponsorship from the US Embassy hosted the CBI workshops, which took place from June 4th to June 5th 2014 in Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Read More

June 2014

DevelopTradeLaw Present’s at Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI)

DevelopTradeLaw’s Andrea Ewart was honored to present at the Caribbean Basin Initiative technical meeting held by the United States Embassy at the UWI Cave Hill School of Business, in Barbados. Read More

May 2014

TradeAssist Program Provides One-Stop Shop for US Importers

DevelopTradeLaw, LLC ( and Beautiful Options USA LLC ( have combined their expertise to provide a one-stop shop for start-ups and SMEs seeking to access the U.S. market. Read More

March 2014

PLENARY: Advancing the Global Development of small and medium-sized enterprises

On March 27th, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm at the TIAW Global Forum, Washington DC

On March 27th, 2014, Andrea M, Ewart, Esq. along with fellow panelists will provide an engaging discussion on ‘Advancing the Global Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)’ at the TIAW Global Forum held in Washington, DC. Andrea M, Ewart’s vast experience as an International Trade Attorney and CEO of DevelopTradeLaw, will provide real world insight into issues pertaining to the global development of SMEs. The distinguished panel will also include Christina Ioannidis, Denise Evans, and Diane Timpson. Read More

WEBINAR: Access & Opportunities to the U.S. Market for African Goods: Legal Do’s & Don’ts

Friday March 21, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Andrea M. Ewart and Deanne Clark-Esposito will educate viewers on the laws governing African products entering the US market under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), providing a detailed explanation of eligible countries, the criteria for product eligibility, customs procedures to claim AGOA eligibility, and other legal rules. Read More

February 2014

International Business: Doing Business Without Borders

Providing readers with a holistic perspective of the global business environment.

Andrea M. Ewart, Esq. is the author of a textbook, titled “International Business: Doing Business Without Borders”, co-authored with Andrea C. A. Foster. This textbook provides readers with in-depth knowledge on international business policies and practices illustrated by insightful global case studies. International Business: Doing Business Without Borders covers a broad spectrum of critical business aspects from international financial management to corporate social responsibility while additionally providing analysis into current and future trends. Read More