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Short commentaries and discussions of compliance issues and trends in global trade management as they relate to extended supply chains.

NAFTA Fosters South America’s Place in the Global Economy

With the enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), business relationships between North and South America have improved tremendously.


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The Ten Hallmarks of a Good Compliance Program

Last month, Leslie R. Caldwell (Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division) spoke at the 22nd annual Ethics and Compliance Conference.


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Global Trade Resources for Small & Mid-Sized Exporters

Exporting can be a challenge for a company of any size, but it is especially daunting for small and medium-sized companies.


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Airforwarders Association Reports Good News from Washington! No, Really!

Airforwarders Assocition (AfA) has been working to get the U.S. Census Bureau to reconsider its plans to eliminate the Carnet exemption from the Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing that is required when goods leave the U.S.
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Lowering Costs with China Trade Management

The total costs to conduct business and supply chain operations in China for multi-national companies are greatly influenced by a company’s capabilities to manage its General Trade, Processing Trade, and Bonded Zone operations in China.


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How to Grow Smarter in 2014 and Beyond

More than 9 in 10 expect their company’s sales growth rate to either accelerate or stay the same.
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Company Fined $5.9M for Failing to Obtain Required Export Licenses

CWT B.V., a Dutch travel agency, has been fined $5.9M by the U.S. government for violating the trade embargo to Cuba. CWT’s violations took place from August 8, 2006 to November 28, 2012 and involved trips to Cuba by 44,430 people.


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Small and Mid-Size U.S. Businesses Experience More Barriers to Entry with European Union

The United States International Trade Commission recently released a report stating small and medium-sized U.S. businesses are disproportionately affected by certain trade barriers with the EU as compared to their larger counterparts.


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Mailroom Mix-Up: $15 Export Results in $90,000 Penalty

We’re sure it happens all the time: your company receives a product order, but you can’t decide whether to send it to the account address or the shipping address. However, if those two addresses are in Iran and Dubai, and your product could potentially be used in nuclear programs, you may want to double-check where your shipment is headed – or you could get slapped with a $90,000 fine.


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Easing of Iran Sanctions and its Repercussion for Industry

A deal is aimed at preventing nuclear weaponization or breakout capability by Iran in return for unfreezing assets and ending select sanctions.

 A deal is aimed at preventing nuclear weaponization or breakout capability by Iran in return for unfreezing assets and ending select sanctions. 


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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety.

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Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.

 

Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions

                                         

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