The Radius Blog

In July, we released the first chapter of Winning Globally: A Playbook for International Expansion Teams, by Radius’ Vice Chairman, Larry Harding. The eBook draws on Larry’s 15 years as a global financial executive and his 11 years at the helm of High Street Partners, the business he founded in 2003, to guide readers through the elements of a successful expansion. Today, we’re releasing Chapter Three, “Who’s on the Team?”

When planning for an overseas expansion, HR executives should put duty of care at the top of their list of priorities. The risks to employees and others when they’re operating in a foreign environment multiply and become less predictable. That makes duty of care both a more pressing and a more complicated issue.

As of recently, Tax Authorities are making the case that job descriptions posted on LinkedIn by employees can be admitted as evidence that the corporation has triggered a permanent establishment in the region.

Mexico’s manufacturing boom has proceeded in stages. At first, it was built on auto manufacturing. While that continues to surge, American companies have now started relocating simpler manufacturing from China to Mexico.

In the fall of 2013, the European Parliament approved the Union Customs Code, which is turning out to be a mixed bag for importers. The good news is that the new law streamlines and simplifies the customs process, making for a much-needed update of the 1992 Community Customs Code. The bad news is that it introduces mandatory guarantees for customs procedures.