Challenges Facing American Companies
American companies doing business abroad may experience a broad range of problems. MAC experts can help resolve those challenges. Some typical problems that MAC regularly resolves:
- Customs: Arbitrary foreign customs procedures, classification, valuation, duties, or other requirements.
- Standards: Discriminatory or overly burdensome product testing or certification requirements.
- Government Procurement: Biased foreign government procurement rules that favor domestic suppliers.
- Intellectual Property Rights: Ineffective protection and enforcement of copyrights, trademarks, or patents.
- Import Licensing: Non-transparent or complicated import licensing procedures.
- Competition: Anticompetitive business conduct and discriminatory government practices.
- Investment: Local content requirements for investment.
- Transparency: Non-transparent rules or requirements, including those relating to registration or certification.
- Corruption: Unethical or illegal practices by competitors and foreign government officials.
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