How do governments attempt to control foreign businesses operating within their borders?

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1st-  Levon Green                                                                                                                              Governments attempt to control foreign businesses operating within their borders by making rule about how items and or services are coming in. There are treaties in place for the U.S. that governs over business dealings with other countries. “A treaty is an agreement or contract between two (bilateral) or more (multilateral) nations that must be authorized and ratified by the government of each nation. Some notable examples of treaties relating to business are the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Both are the subject of considerable disagreement as to whether they are good or bad for the U.S. economy” (Rogers, 2012). When doing business in other countries, the U.S. businesses can sometimes run into issues. One issue that comes to mind is the welfare of the employees in the other country. Is the U.S. business promoting bad working environments by doing business over there versus doing business here in our own country with our unemployed citizens? I would assume the business owners here in the U.S. would want to promote positive work environments and helping our own country before going outside our borders. If a business does decide to do business elsewhere I feel they should consider many facts about that business. Another issue with U.S. companies doing business in other countries would be if the other country has the same care for our environment as we do. “Much environmental law is statutory, such as the federal Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), created in 1970, has the primary responsibility for passing rules to implement such laws and for bringing actions against those who violate the law. States also regulate in this area; for example, many of the laws that require recycling are state or local in origin” (Rogers, 2012). U.S. companies need to take into consideration how these other countries are treating our waste and if it is up to the same standards we have here in the states.



Rogers, S. (2012). Essentials of Business Law. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.



Week 5 DQ 2 Kenshay Snead  6/13/2017 11:57:29 AM

How do governments attempt to control foreign businesses operating within their borders?

One way Governments implement control with foreign businesses can be attributed to treaties and agreements such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) which was created to reduce trade barriers and tariffs between other nations (Rogers, 2012). Being in the military I know that the US has entered into a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with many of our partner nations.  When I was deployed to Japan and Italy we were protected under this agreement between these nations which basically ensured we would still have the rights of a US Citizen even in those foreign countries.