Posted: September 18th, 2022
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 3 in your textbook.
Based on your readings this week, in 200 to 300 words, describe two difficulties that an international logistician could experience in moving goods from a country with a developed infrastructure (transportation, communication, and utilities) to a country with a deficient infrastructure. In your initial answer, address the following:
· Select a specific country for your example of a deficient infrastructure.
· In addition to your example of a transportation, communication, or utilities infrastructure, indicate any possible political, economic, legal or regulatory challenges in the selected country that may affect international logistics operations.
· Compare and contrast transportation, communication, or utility in the U.S.A. and a country with a deficient infrastructure that you selected for this discussion.
· Then, provide analysis explaining how you, as an International Logistics Manager, will mitigate the existing infrastructure challenges in the selected country.
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 4 in your textbook.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits bribery in international business. Do you think that U.S. companies are at a disadvantage as a result of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? Take a position and defend your opinion in 200 to 300 words. Be sure to illustrate the situation you describe with a specific example and rationale for your position on the issue. Return to the forum later this week to engage in a conversation with your classmates.
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 6: Terms of Trade or Incoterms® Rules assigned this week.
The Incoterms® 2020 rules include 11 trading terms created by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). In 200 to 300 words, describe one Incoterms® 2020 rule of your choice, and explain whether it is more exporter-friendly or importer-friendly depending on the amount of financial exposure and responsibility for the shipment. Then, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 7: Terms of Payment assigned this week.
The text describes problems that exporters may have with letters of credit. Since letters of credit transactions are document-based, the slightest discrepancies between documents can snag a transaction. In 200 to 300 words, describe how an organization can mitigate one risk in writing a letter of credit. Be sure to return to the forum later this week to strike up a conversation with your classmates.
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