Michael Ford

Michael Ford is the founder of Trade Bridge Consulting and a career professional in international transportation, specializing in import/export documentation and regulatory compliance. Mr. Ford's leadership in communication and system logic on governmental rules and regulations is central to understanding and resolving complex regulatory issues quickly, decisively, and with minimal impact on customers.

Mr. Ford has more than 43 years of experience in the world of international trade, he headed a company’s corporate global compliance department serving its customer all around the world.  For the past 25 years, he has worked with and served as an advocate for some of the world’s leading companies, interacting with the U.S. Customs and the Department of Commerce/Census Bureau, in the development, piloting, and automation of import and export programs.  Among his other affiliations, Mr. Ford served on various boards of US Trade associations and has served with Customs as a member of COAC (Commercial Operations Advisory Council), Chaired the Mid-Atlantic District Export Council, and with the American Chemistry Council, Responsible Care Committee. He also teaches an MBA international Logistics course at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

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