Forty years of experience as a customs lawyer, including with the U.S. Government, in private practice and as a consultant to governments and companies in developing countries. Current work involves drafting modern customs legislation under a contract with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Recent work has included working with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and companies in Africa to determine eligibility for the duty-free treatment available under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
Prior to her consulting business, Ms. Forest was a Senior Trade Advisor at USAID.
Prior to joining USAID, Ms. Forest spent over twenty years practicing customs and international trade law with the U.S. Government and in several Washington, DC law firms.
Ms. Forest holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).