October 14, 2014
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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NATE 4TH QUARTER SPECIAL
Up Your Trade Exchange -
ECCO Focuses On Offset & Compliance
The European Club for Countertrade and
Offset (ECCO) is taking the lead with another pioneering event next
month. Its symposium in Vienna, Austria, November 19 to 20, focuses
on offset and compliance. The venue is the Hotel Le Meridien.
The themes for the 19th include:
- Globalization and compliance
- The Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development (OECD) convention on combating
- The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
(FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act
- High profile cases involving government
procurement and corruption
- Offset and corruption
- Compliance: Financial and legal
implications and reputational risks
- Compliance perspectives from India,
Finland, Sweden and France
- The basics of a robust anti-corruption
program for international groups
- Controlling partners in sales as well
as offset, and merger and acquisition deal
- Opting for a collective action concept.
The Forum discussion on the 20th will
be on offset in Canada and South Korea.
Join this ECCO Symposium and learn
how to benefit your business, discuss topical issues with Europe's
leading compliance experts, meet the Canadian and South Korean
offset authorities, advance your export contracts, and share your
For more information,
(ECCO is an European association for companies, individuals and
institutions involved in Offset and countertrade. The association
organizes symposiums where members and guests can unravel matters
related to trade, international law and government procurement.
Offset research and training are also aims of ECCO.)
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To Reduce December Stress, Use This
If you haven't already done so, set up
a Christmas gift idea file.
Begin shopping and ordering gifts from
among trade exchange members.
Update your holiday-card mailing list.
Decide the type and quantity of cards
you'll want this year. (Check with your trade broker for
Order your cards.
Consider starting your holiday diet.
Plan where you'll be spending the
holidays and make arrangements.
Be sure any medical, dental, or pet
appointments are scheduled either before or after the holidays.
Double-check school and children's schedules that may conflict.
If your family does an annual letter to
include with the card, do your first draft now.
Purchase holiday stamps for the cards,
labels for the computer, pocket cards for cash gifts, and gift
Complete any catalog or online holiday
ordering this month, before the November rush.
Attend your trade exchange's Christmas
Expo for last minute gifts and decorations.
Finish ordering gifts.
Send your overseas gifts by the
middle of the month.
Start sending your other gifts
Edit your holiday letter.
Either make your holiday labels,
or start addressing the cards.
Complete and mail your holiday letter
Call your trade broker and order
special gift certificates.
Set up your menu and decoration ideas
for upcoming parties.
Decorate the house and yard.
Purchase food staples or needed party
Schedule a before-Christmas massage, or
something special to de-stress and pamper yourself …
through your exchange, of course!
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