Friday, June 12, 2009

Ask The Wizard: Trade Compliance On A Budget

Each Friday, the Wizard joins us to share an answer to one of the questions asked during the week. This week, the Wizard wants to ask our readers a question.

Most companies are doing more with less money and fewer employees. Budgets have been cut which means resources are not available for conferences, association dues, publications and special projects. However, CBP, BIS and other regulatory agencies still require the same high standards of compliance. We would like to provide an opportunity for our readers to share ideas on how they are meeting the challenges created. Instead of answering a question this week, the Wizard decided to ask a question, actually two questions.

1. How is your organization fulfilling compliance requirements in today’s economy?

2. Other than staff and a bigger budget, what resources or tools would make your job easier?

Share your best practices and innovative ideas to help our readers who are struggling to maintain compliant organizations on a tight budget.

Do you have a question for the Wizard? Submit your question by clicking on the link in the space for “Ask the Wizard.” See you next Friday!


Anonymous said...

We are "attending" more free webinars, doing a lot of conference calls (even globally), keeping our nose to the grindstone - hoping we won't be laid off, etc. Have signed up for the CMSM messages from Customs and check selected websites weekly in an effort to try to keep up with all the related news.

Wizard said...

One blog reader posted this suggestion:

Trade Compliance software is especially helpful - and there are some affordable on-demand solutions.