Is Trade Compliance the Lone Ranger?
There are companies, surely not yours, where various departments are viewed as spokes around the hub of the trade compliance department. Each department operates as if trade compliance is accomplished “out there somewhere” rather than taking an active part in making sure the company meets its import and/or export regulatory obligations. But no one person or department is a hero; there is no Lone Ranger in trade compliance. Companies, instead, should view themselves as a network of closely linked employees and departments, all working together to create a trade compliance program that propels the company into successful and profitable trade relationships.