Jim Clark, CITP|FIBP – Director, Trade Operations

Jim Clark, CITP|FIBP is the CBSA director responsible for trade operations in Prairie region. He oversees the customs officers who are responsible for conducting compliance verifications on companies who participate in importing and exporting.


Lessons for compliance practitioners in the tech sector – Garcia FCPA enforcement action

Last month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jointly announced an enforcement action for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) against a former executive of the SAP International Inc. for bribery and corruption to procure government contracts in Panama. Even at this point, with no DOJ or SEC action against SAP, there are several lessons for compliance practitioners.


5 practical trade compliance steps that will save you time and money in global business

Too often, companies train employees on trade compliance as if it is an annoying bundle of red tape that will inevitably hold up operations. Employees are taught that trade compliance is a hurdle they are forced to jump through once they are ready to get a job done. These 5 practical trade compliance steps could save your company some serious time and money.


How to succeed in Africa by choosing partnership over corruption

There is no doubt that the continent of Africa is a land rich in opportunities for international businesses. With an abundance of natural resources, some of the world’s fastest growing economies, and booming demand for technological growth, it’s not hard to see why businesses look to succeed in Africa.