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The Threat of Influence

For decades foreign governments and closely related entities have forged ties with U.S. business leaders, often yielding benefits for both sides. However, when tensions develop, these same government actors employ overt and covert techniques to influence business leaders to advance the malign government’s geopolitical interests.

Fireworks – Strategizing for Supply Chain Disruptions

Upon hearing that the fireworks show was cancelled again, the looks on the kids’ faces were that of despair and disappointment. “The supply chain really sucks, Grandpa,’ to which my reply was that it did. How could I explain this to my 7-year-old grandson? How did he know what a supply chain was?

Customs Shipment Holds and Exams

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) policies are designed to: (1) ensure the smooth flow of imported cargo through U.

European Union Value Added Tax (VAT) Reforms – Effective July 1, 2021

When US companies deal with value added tax in Europe, they often fall into the same avoidable trap – the assumption that VAT is like US sales tax or Goods and Service Tax – GST (it is not) and a belief that VAT does not apply to non-European businesses (it does).

Where We Stand 6 Months into the Pandemic

By: Marc Chandler, Bannockburn Global Forex The pandemic was a major body blow to the world economy, driving countries into deep economic downturns.