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  • Fashion Institute of Technology, A.A.S. fashion merchandising management (2004) summa cum laude
  • Fashion Institute of Technology, B.S. product management: textiles (2006) magna cum laude
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D. (2012)


  • New York

Amanda M. Simpson

 Associate New York
Phone: +1 212.895.4335
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Amanda M. Simpson is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group in the firm’s New York office. Amanda’s practice focuses primarily on import-related matters, including, but not limited to, valuation, classification, marking, country of origin, labeling, and other governmental agency requirements. 

Amanda has assisted foreign and domestic companies in a broad range of industries (e.g., agriculture and prepared foods, automotive, equipment and machinery, alcohol, antiques, works of art, hardware and construction, household goods, beauty, with a particular focus on apparel, footwear, and accessories) on complex international trade, risk management, and regulatory compliance issues in connection with importing into the U.S. She has represented clients in front of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Justice with respect to audits, investigations, penalties, product admissibility, tariff preference programs, and other duty- saving opportunities. 

She also prepares exclusion requests and provides related advice for products that are affected by the global tariffs on steel and aluminum imports pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Additionally, Amanda develops courses of action for clients impacted by the investigation of the Government of China pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Amanda was a consultant in a global accounting firm, providing customs and international trade guidance to U.S. and multinational companies. She was also previously an attorney at a boutique customs and international trade law firm located in New York City, where she provided advice on an array of customs-related issues. 

Representative Experience

  • Advising importers on customs valuation issues, including the proper method and basis of appraisement, related party pricing, assists, and agency agreements.
  • Counseling importers on various duty-saving strategies, including Section 321 imports, tariff preference programs, the “first sale” rule, and tariff engineering.
  • Performing internal audits and due diligence reviews on importers for purposes of ascertaining potential liabilities, weakness in process and controls, as well as missed opportunities.
  • Assisting importers in responding to government audits, investigations and inquiries surrounding tariff classification, eligibility of tariff preference programs, and applicability of antidumping duties, among other customs and trade issues.


Admitted to practice: New York

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Global Duty Recovery – In the Age of Protectionism," Crowell & Moring's Fourth Annual In-House Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 8, 2018). Presenters: John B. Brew and Amanda M. Simpson.


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