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Managing Company Acquisitions from a Trade Compliance Perspective

Managing Company Acquisitions from a Trade Compliance Perspective

According to the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances; in 2016 there were over 48 thousand worldwide mergers and acquisitions.   Regardless of what point the Global Trade Compliance team is included in acquisition discussions, it needs a process for assessing the existing risk, support from senior management when unacceptable risk is discovered, and creative … Read More

Foreign Trade in the 21st Century

Foreign Trade in the 21st Century

There have been numerous activities related to political changes, technological progress and globalization that have undergone extreme radical transformations since the second half of the 20th century. Foreign Trade has not escaped these transformations causing an accelerated growth that is changing the way countries and companies trade with extraordinary speed. Today, there is not a … Read More

Ireland Issues 2016 Annual Report, Includes Participation in BEPS Project

Ireland Issues 2016 Annual Report, Includes Participation in BEPS Project

On April 27, 2017, Irish Revenue issued its 2016 Annual Report, which discusses Ireland’s participation in the OECD BEPS project during that year. Ireland has joined the OECD Inclusive Framework for the global implementation of the BEPS project. As a member, Ireland has committed to implementing the four BEPS project minimum standards (Read More

Is Everything Negotiable in Trade?

Is Everything Negotiable in Trade?

In January 2017, I wrote an article shortly after the Trump Administration took office discussing their official withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This answered my own rhetorical question of whether the U.S. withdrawal effectively killed all new multilateral agreements with the response, “it depends on who you ask.”[1]  Since then, many (including … Read More