Trade Compliance Toolkit

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Oversee Trade Compliance: partner with architecture and Data Governance team on solution analysis, Business Requirements, Cost Benefit Analysis, Risk Assessment and business Impact Analysis.

More Uses of the Trade Compliance Toolkit:

  • Collaborate with Trade Compliance COE and Internal Controls team to review existing and develop new Internal Controls to ensure Trade Compliance.

  • Confirm your organization provides support for International Trade Compliance by approving export and import shipments processed via Logistics Office.

  • Support development, implementation, and Continuous Improvement of Standard Operating Procedures and other Trade Compliance related processes and Best Practices.

  • Manage work with Revenue Management, sales finance, Customer Strategy and customer teams to support the trade funding models.

  • Support enterprise logistics and trade ops teams in achieving target performance metric.

  • Drive Trade Compliance: proactively communicate sail trade program to all customers and visitors.

  • Establish that your enterprise complies; organizations third parties to address independence and business conflicts, corruption and trade risk, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy risk, among other topics.

  • Confirm you present; lead architecture assessment and Solution Design in Trade Management, Transportation management, and Quality Management areas to ensurE Business needs are met.

  • Confirm your design coordinates and conducts regular communication sessions between internal cross functional and sales teams to ensure alignment and accountability on forecast attainment, budget, Business Planning, and trade objectives.

  • Ensure you challenge; lead Brand Management innovation, trade and experiential.

  • Standardize Trade Compliance: expertise utilization of various techniques/approaches for capturing/assessing strategic/architectural requirements Scenario planning, concept maps, architecture trade off.

  • Lead Trade Compliance: secure all pricing information based on the product specifications established and acquire all pricing from trade partners.

  • Confirm your organization complies; cross disciplinary design optimization, hardware/Software Design partitioning, trade off assessments, design checking and tolerance analysis.

  • Initiate Trade Compliance: participant in the development and use tactical, spreadsheet based tools, which can search Data Warehouses at a trade level, filter unwanted information and display the remaining results concisely, for subsequent analysis.

  • Coordinate Trade Compliance: openly share perspective and insights to elevate team thinking and drive a balanced, holistic point of view; effectively weigh and communicate trade off considerations.

  • Execute various call campaigns by leveraging lead sources derived by field sales, marketing programs, trade show is, business partners, etc.

  • Establish Trade Compliance: research and implement new algorithms/approaches as machinE Learning for optimal trade execution and order routing.

  • Standardize Trade Compliance: act with a sense of urgency providing innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials.

  • Guide Trade Compliance: trade group relations lead industry trade groups on behalf of plaid to involve your organization in industry level collaboration and conversation.

  • Develop Work Plans and overseeing performance of general contractors, and occasionally directly to trade subcontractors and/or vendors.

  • Develop trade spend strategies and budgets tied to sales budget; track performance monthly.

  • Make sure that your planning has access to product drawings, trade secrets, new Product Development, and management considerations which should be maintained in confidence to avoid damage to your organization.

  • Ensure your organization has access to product drawings, trade secrets, new Product Development, and management considerations which should be maintained in confidence to avoid damage to your organization.

  • Manage work with Order Management and Portfolio management from buy side functionalities and trade processing, clearing, and settlement from the sell side.

  • Develop, cultivate and support relationships with other sales team members to enhance in trade execution and full use of eCommerce opportunities.

  • Ensure your team defines System Design objectives and establishes trade study criteria.

  • Resolve trade discrepancies and platform breaks by implementing internal and external Standard Operating Procedures to limit future discrepancies and breaks.

  • Ensure you handle; lead travel to equipment providers, suppliers, other organization sites, trade show is, etc.

  • Warrant that your organization performs Requirements Analysis with a focus on adding value to thE Business by providing more detailed project objectives; Business Needs analysis; trade off analysis; requirements feasibility; risk analysis; and Cost Benefit Analysis.

  • Participant in the development and use tactical, spreadsheet based tools, which can search Data Warehouses at a trade level, filter unwanted information and display the remaining results concisely, for subsequent analysis.

  • Confirm your corporation ensures appropriate staffing, Resource Management, systems, Data Management and reporting, quality and accuracy of data and Regulatory Compliance in areas of responsibility.

  • Initiate Trade Compliance: development and maintenance of engineering specifications and standards (control system function design specification).


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Trade Compliance Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Trade Compliance related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Trade Compliance specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Trade Compliance Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Trade Compliance improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What causes innovation to fail or succeed in your organization?

  2. When should you bother with diagrams?

  3. What vendors make products that address the Trade Compliance needs?

  4. Do Trade Compliance benefits exceed costs?

  5. What is an unallowable cost?

  6. What is the scope of the Trade Compliance work?

  7. Why a Trade Compliance focus?

  8. How would you define Trade Compliance leadership?

  9. What is the output?

  10. Is there any additional Trade Compliance definition of success?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Trade Compliance book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Trade Compliance self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Trade Compliance Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Trade Compliance areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Trade Compliance Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Trade Compliance projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Trade Compliance Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Trade Compliance project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Trade Compliance project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Trade Compliance Project Team have enough people to execute the Trade Compliance project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Trade Compliance project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Trade Compliance Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Trade Compliance Project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Trade Compliance project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Trade Compliance project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Trade Compliance project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Trade Compliance project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Trade Compliance project with this in-depth Trade Compliance Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Trade Compliance projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based Best Practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Trade Compliance and put Process Design strategies into practice according to Best Practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Trade Compliance investments work better.

This Trade Compliance All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.