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Best Practices in Organizational Design for Global Trade Compliance

Published: 13 November 2014

ID: G00263872

Analyst(s): David Gonzalez , William McNeill


Creating an organization that governs and oversees global trade compliance is one of the most prudent investments a multinational organization will make. Accountable business leaders can use this research to design and implement an effective compliance organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Start With a Risk Assessment
  • Define Accountability Along With Roles and Responsibilities
    • Case Study
  • Using RACI to Define the Organizational Structure
    • Case Study
  • Who Is Responsible?
    • CSCO/VP of Supply Chain
    • Regional Compliance Manager
  • Who Is Accountable?
    • CEO
    • Board of Directors
  • Who Is Consulted?
    • Legal
    • Service Providers
    • Governments
  • Who Is Informed?
    • Sales
    • New Product Development (NPD)
    • Sourcing
    • Manufacturing

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