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Past Events & Appearances

American Association of Exporters & Importers (AAEI) Export Controls & Compliance Seminar, Washington, DC

In May 2017, the Director of Trade Compliance spoke at the AAEI Export Controls & Compliance Seminar hosted by Mayer Brown in Washington, DC. Together with three officials from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the panel, titled “Demystifying US Sanctions,” addressed US sanctions and trade issues involving Cuba, Iran and Russia.

7th International Trade Compliance Conference, Chicago, IL

In May 2017, the Director of Trade Compliance, together with one of the Chamber’s Legal Fellows, Negar Hajrasouliha, led an Iran sanctions workshop focused on due diligence at the 7th International Trade Compliance Conference in Chicago.


Appalachian Hardwood Region visit, Petersburg, WV

In March 2017, Chamber staff met with a West Virginian company located in the Appalachian Hardwood Region, a significant lumber-producing region in the United States. According to the World Bank, in 2011, wood was the third largest product category of US goods exported to Iran, after intermediate and consumer goods. According to a 2016 Journal of Forest Science article titled, “Investigation of wood production and trading in Iran,” out of the total land area in Iran, “54% is covered by mountain ranges, 21% deserts, 7% forests and woodlands and 1% inland waters.” Iran’s top trading partners for the importation of wood products include China, Korea, Russia and Turkey.

West Virginia University visit, Morgantown, WV

In February 2017, Chamber staff enjoyed meeting with senior administration officials at West Virginia University to discuss the Chamber’s mission and issues impacting West Virginians.

“Healthcare in Iran” presentation to pharmaceutical company, Seattle, WA

In October 2016, the Chamber’s Director of Trade Compliance delivered an informational presentation prepared by Chamber staff to an international pharmaceutical company. The presentation addressed the status of healthcare and medicine in Iran, as well as business realities and compliance issues.

“Doing Business in Iran” presentation at pharmaceutical company annual compliance meeting, Washington, DC

In May 2016, the Chamber’s trade compliance staff provided an informational presentation titled “Doing Business in Iran” at the annual trade compliance meeting of a major pharmaceutical company.