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Laying the foundation for TPP compliance

In addition to using a framework from the World Customs Organization, businesses can leverage emerging technology and embed themselves in collaborative networks.

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The Gap Inc and Levi Strauss routinely post the results of manufacturer and vendor reviews on the Internet, which are then referenced by other apparel brands that share the same supplier base.

THE Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be formally signed in Auckland, New Zealand on Feb 4, creating the world's biggest free-trade area, bringing together 12 Pacific Rim countries including the United States, Japan, Australia and Singapore.

The TPP aims to reduce trade barriers in