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ANDREA “Andy” ABRAHAM, received her J.D., cum laude, at night at Quinnipiac University, while working full time at Swiss Army Brands, Inc. At Swiss Army, Andy was Director of Traffic and Importing and handled the import and compliance issues for products such as pocket knives, cutlery, watches, sunglasses and apparel. She dealt with classification, valuation, reconciliation, drawback and NAFTA issues. For several years, Swiss Army had an on-site bonded warehouse. She oversaw all procedures and handled all entries and compliance matters for the bonded area. Andy has also dealt with various Canadian customs issues for Swiss Army’s subsidiary in Toronto.
Andy started her career at C. Itoh & Co., a Japanese trading company. She worked in the chemical department handling import and exports.
Andy is the author of Chemical Customs Classification Manual, A Resource for Navigating Chapters 28 and 29 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and Polymers and Rubber Customs Classification Manual, A Resource for Understanding Polymers and Rubber in Primary Forms in Chapters 39 and 40 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.
Andy received her Custom’s broker license in 1997. She received her B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Connecticut. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York.