Gartner Research

Best Practices in Organizational Design for Global Trade Compliance

Published: 13 November 2014

ID: G00263872

Analyst(s): David Gonzalez, William McNeill

Summary

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

Introduction

Analysis

  • 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

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.