Derisking instead of decoupling?

When two quarrel, the third is happy. Unfortunately, this well-known saying is not at all true when it comes to the drifting apart of the world’s two leading economies, the USA and China. The two economic superpowers have moved ever closer together over the decades, but for the past few years this has come to an end. Punitive tariffs, sanctions, mutual denial of market access, decoupling of research and development – the list is not exhaustive and it all comes under one common keyword: decoupling.

Companies in Germany and many other countries are in a quandary, facing growing compliance and regulatory requirements in geopolitical terms. In addition to compliance with sanctions regulations and the setting of new standards, this also includes extended requirements with regard to human rights from the Supply Chain Act. Companies operating internationally must act and respond to geopolitical risks with a corporate resilience strategy. We support you and your organization with our expertise and knowledge.

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Here you will find further articles by our KPMG Law Expert:in on current decoupling topics on KPMG Klardenker, the blog of our cooperation partner KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft:
| Anne-Kathrin Gillig, Dr. Stefan Wilhelm Suchan, LL.M.

Here's how decoupling affects compliance management

Why companies should keep a constant eye on geopolitical risks.

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