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Morality Trade

Trade and industry are not just distorted by tariffs a la Donald Trump, but increasingly by sanctions intended to protect a political or moral principle.  • India says it will not buy Malaysian palm oil because Kuala Lumpur disagreed with New Delhi’s actions in Kashmir.  • The Chinese government and its state-owned companies have reportedly backed off on buying U.S. agricultural commodities because the House passed a bill supporting protestors in Hong Kong.  • The National Basketball Association became sanctioned in China after its general manager backed the Hong Kong protestors.  • Vietnam has band the animated movie ‘Abominable’ because it shows China owning the South China Sea...

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Weighing in on strategic realignment

WPI’s team was retained by the governing board of a U.S. industry organization to review a decision, reached by vote, to invest significant assets into the development and management of an export trading company. WPI’s team conducted a formal review of this decision and concluded that the current level of market saturation would limit the benefits of the investment. Based on WPI’s analysis and recommended actions, the board subsequently reversed its decision and undertook a strategic planning effort to identify more impactful investments. On behalf of numerous clients, WPI has not only assisted in identifying strategic paths but also advised their implementation.

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