Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

Hear from the Experts

How well do you know your customers?

Recent headline-grabbing stories such as the Unaoil bribery scandal, the Panama Papers and the funding of terrorist groups like Islamic State have brought the issues of anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) to the fore....

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2017 Planning eGuide

If your business operates internationally, or you make regular international payments, 2016 may have been a challenging year for you. Significant events such as the monumental BREXIT outcome may have affected your profits or cash flow.

What will...

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Victoria Jamour

Have you ever found yourself in the stressful position of needing to travel urgently or unexpectedly for business but your passport is sitting with a foreign consulate due to lengthy visa processing times? In her blog, Fragomen's Victoria Jamour...

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Find the latest immigration news and developments as they evolve under the Trump Administration in one central location in a dedicated micro-site hosted by immigration law firm, Fragomen. The site includes links to the Executive Orders and related...

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Victoria Jamour

For Australian, senior executive travellers, one way to avoid any unnecessary delays or issues is to consider applying for an APEC Business Travel card (ABTC). In her blog, Fragomen's Victoria Jamour shares with you the eligibility...

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On Friday, February 10, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold his second meeting with US President Donald Trump.  Abe should strongly resist the temptation to announce the start of bilateral trade negotiations. 

If pressed, the...

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“Trade is like life itself.  It will figure a way,” said Alan Russell, as quoted in the New York Times on January 30. 

Yes and no. 

While trade will go on, finding a way to do so as easily as it has done for...

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Adam Malouf

When you live and work in overseas markets – in my case, for 10 years in the Middle East – it is tempting to take the view that you are only there to work, and your involvement ends there. That is fine – if you just want to...

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Sometimes being right still feels like a hollow victory.  We predicted all along that Donald Trump’s statements about pulling the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement were not just campaign...

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When doing business with China, being culturally sensitive with communication and practices are key.  Special events and festivities are some of the biggest moments of cultural expression, so being proactive and knowing how to navigate the...

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What happens when, as expected, President Donald Trump announces that the United States will withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement next week?  Does the agreement simply die?  Or get stuck in a glass case...

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So, what happens when President Donald Trump, urged on by his equally enthusiastic advisors, significantly ramps up enforcement efforts against China?  Or moves beyond standard measures like anti-dumping lawsuits and does impose tariffs or...

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While we don’t want to spend too much time at Talking Trade watching unfolding events in Washington DC, the changes happening now are likely to significantly affect trade across Asia.  This is not a typical American...

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European exporters have similar experiences with non-tariff measures (NTMs) as developing countries, especially for procedures related to technical regulations, conformity assessment and rules of origin.

An ITC-European Commission survey, based on...

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Last year ended with a whimper for the World Trade Organization (WTO).  The multilateral trade institution had hoped for several big announcements that would show the organization could do more than just fight trade disputes.

But as the last...

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On December 22, 2016, a dispute settlement panel established by the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued its report in Indonesia – Import Licensing (DS477/DS478), a dispute brought by the United States and New Zealand regarding...

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Only a few forecasters predicted Donald Trump’s win in the US presidential election. Even fewer predicted a massive move higher in global sharemarkets.

Politics and financial markets are often unpredictable. For this reason, many businesses...

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Alex Paterson, Co-Managing Partner of Australia and New Zealand

Read Fragomen’s Alex Paterson’s blog that provides an overview of CEDA’s thought-provoking panel discussion about the role of migration in Australia’s economic and social future. The panel looked at the value that a...

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The Airport Economist is your guide to doing business in the Asian Century. Led by renowned economist Tim Harcourt, we'll be visiting thriving markets all across Asia to find out what the emerging opportunities are for doing business there, how to...

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In 2016 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the international trade sector.

The initiative is providing women currently working in international trade with...

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