Executive Director of the Anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission, Andrea Marie Dawes, B.B.A., J.D.,
Graduate of Georgetown University Law Centre; Washington D.C., 1989 and Howard University Business School, Washington, D.C., 1986; Member of the Bars of the State of Maryland (1989) and Washington, D.C. (1990), USA.
Mrs. Dawes received her Legal Education Certificate from Norman Manley Law School, University of the West Indies in May 2003, after she returned home to Jamaica for good.
As Executive Director of the Anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission, Andrea Marie Dawes responds to the Board of Commissioners and directs all aspects of the Commission’s work, including the administration of the annual public budget. She has directed the Commission through two completed investigations, drafting of legislative amendments, research, analysis and development of scholarly papers on international trade matters and presentation of trade seminars highlighting the use of trade remedies to defend domestic industry. She leads the development of the Commission as a Centre of Trade Excellence and tested the concept by negotiating and furnishing staff members to assist industry in Georgetown, Guyana in the face of the threat of a trade remedies investigation in the U.S. in 2004.
Before beginning her tenure at the Anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission, Mrs. Dawes, practised law in Maryland and Washington, D.C., U.S.A. since 1989, focussing on litigation and business transactions, counselling corporate clients and assisting them in evaluating risk and potential profitability for new and developing business opportunities. She had clients in the United States, Guyana and Jamaica.
At the end of 2007, Mrs. Dawes was appointed to a World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Panel as an expert in anti-dumping. Her specialised training in Trade Remedies includes: Subsidies and Safeguard Training, USAID-NEP Technical Assistance, 2003; Trade Remedies Workshop, WTO Technical Assistance to Antidumping and Subsidies Commission, Kingston Jamaica 2003; WTO Dispute Settlement Procedures and Practices WTO Regional Seminar, Bridgetown, Barbados, 2003; WTO Regional Workshop on Antidumping for Selected Caribbean Countries, Bridgetown, Barbados, 2004; Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Executive Programs, The Practice of Trade Policy, 2004; The WTO and Trade Policy Practice, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, 2006; and WTO Seminars for Heads of Anti-dumping, 2003, 2004, 2006.