Weekly Compliance News - Around the World

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

Chinese Goods Navigate Alternate Trade Routes to US Shores | Nikkei Asian Review

“Higher U.S. tariffs from the trade war with China are altering patterns of world trade as exporters use third countries to bypass the duties, data reveals.” (Click here for the article) - Japan, Vietnam, China, US

As Trade Wars Move to Mexico, Companies Lose a Safe Harbor | New York Times

“When trade tensions with China flared last year, many companies sought refuge in a country with a long, stable relationship with the United States: Mexico.” (Click here for the article) - US, China, Mexico

Historic Africa Free Trade Agreement Enters Into Force | AP News

“African leaders are celebrating the entry into force of a continental free trade agreement that creates what they call the world’s largest trading market of 1.2 billion people.” (Click here for the article) - Africa

Report Shows Counterfeit Trade Increase in 2019 | Global Trade Magazine

“A report released by OECD and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office confirmed that counterfeit and pirated goods in trade reached 3.3 percent this year.” (Click here for the article) - Europe, China

Global Customs and Trade: It’s Relevance and Why You Should Consider Specialists | Harvey John

“In recent years, shifts in regulatory processes, legislation, and the prominent presence of Brexit, has made an increasing impact on how businesses deal with cross-border affairs.” (Click here for the article) - Global

Dispute Resolution along the Belt and Road | East Asia Forum

“The prospect of disputes arising in respect of projects under China’s Belt and Road Initiative has generated considerable interest, accompanied by positioning on the part of governments, government institutions, lawyers and academics who see potential opportunities.” (Click here for the article) - China

US Scientists, Policy Advisors Oppose Restrictions on Collaboration with China | Xinhuanet News

“The recent U.S. moves to throw a wrench into its scientific collaboration with China are "counterproductive" and could "backfire," scientists and policy advisors here have warned.” (Click here for the article) - US, China

Former Workers Arrested for Embezzling Nearly $1M from Mississippi Community College | Fox13

“Two former Coahoma County Community College employees are facing criminal charges after investigators said they embezzled $750,000.” (Click here for the article) - US