Compliance in Today's Global Supply Chain

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CRC Press, Nov 17, 2010 - Business & Economics - 288 pages

One of the fastest growing corporate positions is that of global trade compliance manager. This position used to be an insignificant factor in most corporations, but the events surrounding 9/11 changed that forever. Compliance became a household word in businesses involved in importing and exporting. Unfortunately, when corporations begin setting up initiatives to become compliant, they often have to seek the support of outside counsel, consultants, and specialists, because there is no single resource that allows them to accomplish this work independently.

Compliance in Today's Global Supply Chain is the definitive resource for the executive engaged in global supply chains seeking compliance with government regulations. It provides a step-by-step blueprint for developing a compliance program and making it cost-effective within a corporation’s supply chain operation. Offering the perspective of one the nation’s most respected and informed experts on global supply chains, it defines emerging regulations that impact global trade. Emphasizing the importance of training programs and continuing education, it also shows how to educate senior management to ensure and maintain success and includes a list of resources to keep up with the changing import/export landscape.

Providing the company and the manager responsible for supply chain compliance with the necessary tools to initiate all the steps to secure a corporate compliance program in their global supply chain, Compliance in Today's Global Supply Chain is destined to be the "resident bible" for current and future managers of global supply chains


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The Importance of TradeCompliance Programs inGlobal Supply Chains
Export Logistics andCompliance Management
Import Managementand Inbound Logistics
Government AgenciesControlling Supply Chain Issues
Utilization of Technology Options
Personnel DeploymentTraining and Best Practices
Key Acronyms
Key International Web Sites
All AboutAES The Automated Export System
SupplyChain Security Best Practices Catalog
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Antibribery Provisions
INCO Terms 2000
SampleDocumentationfor an Export and Import Shipment
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Thomas A. Cook is a seasoned veteran of global supply chain management, with more than 35 years of experience specifically directed to the elements of transportation, importing, exporting, logistics, freight, and overall business management. Tom is a veteran author of over nine books, such as Post 9/11 Security and Compliance, Mastering Import and Export Trade, and Global Sourcing.He began his career as a NYS Maritime Academy graduate with numerous years serving our country in the Navy and in the Dutch and U.S. Merchant Marine.

He has been directly involved in manufacturing, insurance, banking, trading, logistics vendor services, freight forwarding, customs brokerage, 3PL, and many other related services to global supply chains. He is considered a leader in education, training, and consulting to many of the Fortune 1,000 companies on an array of topics hosted by various government agencies, the World Trade Institute, the American Management Association, the World Academy, CCSMP, the Department of State, ISM, and NAPM, to name a few.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades—more recently the International Partnership Award bestowed by former President Bill Clinton at the State University of New York in Westbury.

Tom is currently on the New York District Export Council and is managing director of American River International (

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