Andrea Ewart is a trade attorney who works with companies to minimize the costs and delays associated with moving products and services across international borders. Prior to opening her own firm in 2003, Andrea Ewart worked with the Washington, D.C. office of 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. She has successfully taken the U.S. customs broker exam.
Ms. Ewart is an accomplished speaker and writer and applies her practical experience on trade to the issues that affect businesses and their bottom line. Her workshops on the "Legal Do's and Don'ts of Doing Business Internationally" provide insightful and indispensable information, particularly for small businesses.
Ms. Ewart is admitted to the Washington D.C., Maryland, and the Florida Bars, and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including her current position as Executive Vice President with the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT).
- Outside counsel on export control issues to major U.S. corporation
- Advise large importer on FDA matters
- Petitions to mitigate U.S. Customs fines
- Successful recovery of blocked funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Preparation of customs compliance and export control manuals
- Protest of U.S. Customs classification
- Application of preferential rules of origin to minimize tariffs on US imports
- Client representation before various US trade-related agencies, e.g. US Department of Customs & Border Protection, US Department of Commerce, and US Department of the Treasury