Wednesday Compliance News - Around the World

GCSG's Wednesday Compliance News is a compilation of some of the previous weeks interesting trade compliance, anti-bribery/corruption, fraud, and due diligence news bites, from around the world.

Texas Instruments CEO Resigns after Code of Conduct Violations | WSJ

"Texas Instruments Inc.'s Chief Executive Brian Crutcher has resigned over violations of the company's code of conduct..." (Click here for the article) - USA

US Tariffs are taxing for the whole world, not just China | South China Morning Post

"The United States' unilateral imposition of 25 per cent tariffs on Chinese products worth US$34 billion damages the global economy in the short term, and strategically threatens the economic well-being of numerous other countries." (Click here for the article) - China, USA

Japan's first corporate plea deal resolves overseas bribery case | The FCPA Blog

"Prosecutors in Tokyo used a plea bargain to resolve an overseas bribery case with a power plant maker under a new law adopted in June..." (Click here for the article) - Japan, Thailand

Lativia's Corruption Scandal is Getting Even Weirder | Bloomberg

"It's central bank chief has been charged with bribery.  A lawyer liquidating the bank that was accused of bribing him was killed in a hail of machine-gun fire.  And one of the banks' biggest lenders was shut down after U.S. allegations of money laundering and violations of sanctions on North Korea." (Click here for the article) - Latvia, USA, North Korea, Russia, Luxembourg, EU

Terrorists slipping through net thanks to anti-money laundering unit delays | Handelsblatt Global

"The Financial Intelligence Unit is overworked and understaffed, say police and prosecutors.  Staff only pass on tips six months after crimes are committed..." (Click here for the article) - Germany