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Eradicating Your Supply Chain of Sanctions and Reputational Risk

Eradicating Your Supply Chain of Sanctions and Reputational Risk

The recent U.S. sanctions case against ZTE Corp. has underscored the importance of a robust sanctions risk management strategy that reaches into every tier of an organization’s supply chain.This investigation, which resulted in record-setting penalties, threatened the reputation of several high-profile technology brands that supply ZTE Corp, including Qualcomm, Microsoft and Intel.ZTE Corp., which includes … Read More

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

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