Refer to the company you selected in SLP1. Discuss how the company facilitates the passage of its customers’ goods through customs, and helps them comply with other trade restrictions. Make full use of relevant sources.

SLP Assignment Expectations •Don’t write in checklist form. Integrate the information you find into a well-constructed essay. •You may not find specific information relating to this assignment. In that case, you will need to “fill in the gaps,” using your understanding of the company you’re analyzing, plus the sources listed on the Background Info page.

Required Reading

AFGI (2011). 5 Reasons Americans should oppose free trade. Retrieved on 18 March 2015 from http://afgj.org/5-reasons-americans-should-oppose-free-trade

Driskill, R. (2007). Deconstructing the argument for free trade (Vanderbilt Univ. working paper). Retrieved on 19 March 2015 from http://www.vanderbilt.edu/econ/faculty/Driskill/DeconstructingfreetradeAug27a2007.pdf

FedEx (2015). Understanding duties and taxes. Retrieved on 19 March 2015 from http://www.canadacustomer.fedex.com/ca_english/customsguide/understanddutytax.html

Grainger, A. (2007). Customs and trade facilitation: From concepts to implementation. World Customs Journal, 2(1): 17-30. Retrieved on 19 March 2015 from http://www.worldcustomsjournal.org/media/wcj/-2008/1/customs_and_trade_facilitation_from_concepts_to_implementation.pdf

Hanson, D; Batten, D; & Harrison, E. (2013). It’s time to end the senseless embargo of Cuba (Forbes Opinion; 16 Jan). Retrieved on 19 Mar 2015 from http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/01/16/its-time-for-the-u-s-to-end-its-senseless-embargo-of-cuba/

MacLean, W. & Blanchard, B. (2013). Exclusive: Chinese trader accused of busting Iran missile embargo. (Reuters, 1 Mar). Retrieved on 19 March 2015 from http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/01/us-china-iran-trader-idUSBRE9200BI20130301

Palmer, B. (2013). Is there anything left to sanction in North Korea? (Slate: 23 Jan). Retrieved on 18 March 2015 from http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2013/01/north_korean_trade_restrictions_is_there_anything_left_for_the_u_s_or_u.html

Pearson (2015). Infoplease: The argument for free trade. Retrieved on 18 March 2015 from http://www.infoplease.com/cig/economics/argument-free-trade.html


EcEdWeb (n.d.). EcEdWeb Economics Lesson: Limiting trade (Council for Economic Education). Retrieved on 18 March 2015 from http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lessons/feoga.htm

OccupyTheory (2014). List of pros and cons of NAFTA (28 Dec). Retrieved on 18 March 2015 from http://occupytheory.org/list-of-pros-and-cons-of-nafta/

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