An International Trade Early Warning System
By: Josie Jardim,
General Electric Co.
GE’s corporate legal department and International Trade Group needed a way to ensure management teams in new, developing markets were fulfilling their regulatory obligations to reduce the company’s risks associated with international trade issues. To do that, GE needed an internal organization and platform to measure ongoing business unit performance.
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