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Trade restrictions affect logistics firms directly.  In many cases, the firms are not only complying with government policy, but working as de facto government agents;  distributing forms, collecting fees in advance, and so forth.  A logistician cannot avoid making difficult decisions about these issues.The bare-bones options are as follows:Comply, byHelping block restricted trade. Trying to make controlled trade as cheap and painless as possible for everyoneCircumvent restrictions byUsing legal channels, such as transshipment through a third countryUsing questionable procedures, such as shell companiesIgnoring restrictions, and hoping for the best.These decisions aren’t straightforward.  Consider two extreme cases.A shadowy company tells you, quite candidly, that it wants you to help them send Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to the so-called Islamic State, and will pay you a fortune in exchange for running the risk of hard time in a Federal prison.  Are you even tempted?Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and the Gates Foundation want your help in getting critically needed drugs to victims of an epidemic.  The epidemic is located in a war-torn corner of Africa.  The local militia chieftains, who are the closest thing to a national government, are demanding massive bribes, plus carte blanche to give the drugs only to the people who support them.  The UN is helpless.  Assuming you have contacts and assets in Africa, do you assist?Please discuss the issues involved in how an international logistics company deals with trade restrictions. Make full use of sources. Write a well-constructed essay.  Feel free to use tables and bulleted lists, if appropriate.There is no page requirement. Write what you need to write, neither more nor less.Sources might help…AFGI (2011).  5 Reasons Americans should oppose free trade.  Retrieved on 18 March 2015 fromhttp://afgj.org/5-reasons-americans-should-oppose-free-tradeDriskill, R. (2007).  Deconstructing the argument for free trade (Vanderbilt Univ. working paper).  Retrieved on 19 March 2015 fromhttp://www.vanderbilt.edu/econ/faculty/Driskill/DeconstructingfreetradeAug27a2007.pdfFedEx (2015). Understanding duties and taxes.  Retrieved on 19 March 2015 fromhttp://www.canadacustomer.fedex.com/ca_english/customsguide/understanddutytax.htmlGrainger, A. (2007).  Customs and trade facilitation:  From concepts to implementation.  World Customs Journal, 2(1): 17-30.  Retrieved on 19 March 2015 fromhttp://www.worldcustomsjournal.org/media/wcj/-2008/1/customs_and_trade_facilitation_from_concepts_to_implementation.pdfHanson, D; Batten, D; & Harrison, E. (2013).  It’s time to end the senseless embargo of Cuba (Forbes Opinion; 16 Jan). Retrieved on 19 Mar 2015 fromhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/01/16/its-time-for-the-u-s-to-end-its-senseless-embargo-of-cuba/MacLean, W. & Blanchard, B. (2013).  Exclusive: Chinese trader accused of busting Iran missile embargo. (Reuters, 1 Mar). Retrieved on 19 March 2015 fromhttp://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/01/us-china-iran-trader-idUSBRE9200BI20130301Palmer, B. (2013).  Is there anything left to sanction in North Korea? (Slate: 23 Jan).  Retrieved on 18 March 2015 fromhttp://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2013/01/north_korean_trade_restrictions_is_there_anything_left_for_the_u_s_or_u.htmlPearson (2015).  Infoplease:  The argument for free trade.  Retrieved on 18 March 2015 fromhttp://www.infoplease.com/cig/economics/argument-free-trade.html

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