Global Business Management

Question1: Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

The corruption perceptions index (CPI) is a comparative assessment of integrity performance for a variety of countries.

  • What is CPI? What is its purpose?
  • What is the value of this index?
  • What are the trends or similarities between countries with the highest and lowest CPI 2016 scores?
  • What can be done to overcome corruption in the global marketplace?

Question 2: Barriers to Trade

You are an employee of a U.S. company that produces tablets, similar to the iPad, in Malaysia and then exports them to the United States and other countries for sale. The tablets were originally produced in Malaysia to take advantage of lower labor costs and a skilled workforce. Other possible locations considered at the time were Thailand and Hong Kong. The U.S. government decides to impose punitive 50 percent ad valorem tariff on imports of tablets from Malaysia to punish the country for administrative trade barriers that restrict U.S. exports to Malaysia

  • How should your company respond?
  • What does this tell you about the use of targeted trade barriers?

Question 3: Trade Restrictions

Research three trade restrictions currently in place by the U.S. and basis the research, answer the following questions:

  • Are these restrictions a tariff, subsidy, quota, voluntary export restraint, embargo or other restriction?
  • What are the purposes of these restrictions?  Is the restriction achieving its purpose?  Why or why not?
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