Virginia International Business Council


Changing Tides: Trade Compliance in a New Political Era

  • January 25, 2017
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Omni Hotel, 100 S. 12th Street, Richmond, VA


  • Available through January 18, 2017
  • Available through January 18, 2017

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Changing Tides: Trade Compliance in a New Political Era

"How Automation of Trade Compliance Functions Helps Navigate Political & Regulatory Uncertainty around the Globe"


About the speaker: Eric Johnson heads American Shipper’s research division, where he leads the production of benchmark studies on global and domestic freight transportation strategy and technology usage, as well as research into global trade management and import/export compliance issues. He is also IT Editor at American Shipper, providing coverage of the way technology is impacting supply chain, transportation and logistics functions. Eric began his reporting career in 1998 in Orange County, CA, and after receiving his Masters from the Leeds University Business School in 2003, he became a business reporter for the Long Beach Press-Telegram covering the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. In 2005, he joined American Shipper as associate editor, first heading the magazine’s liner carrier coverage, and then leading coverage of Asia logistics, before being named IT editor and research director in 2012. From 2007-2012, he was based New Delhi, India, before moving to Washington, DC in 2012. 

The Virginia International Business Council, Inc. (VAIBC™) was established in 1948, and it has had a distinguished history as a membership organization serving businesses engaged in or pursuing international trade and the wide range of professionals in the public and private sector that facilitate and enable international trade.  Our monthly luncheon programs provide networking and educational opportunities vital to success.  We also periodically conduct special workshops featuring experts in the field on topics we believe to be especially timely and vital to our members, as well as several annual special events, which have historically included our December holiday party and spring golf outing.   We actively support other Virginia trade organizations and events, and provide scholarships and other outreach to Virginia colleges and universities.  For more information, please contact us:









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