About TRACE Partnerships

Partnerships

TRACE Partner Firms

TRACE partners with over 100 law firms around the world, representing more than 130 countries. Each firm provides valuable information and expertise in local anti-bribery laws and regulations for the benefit of TRACE’s multinational members. TRACE carefully selects each partner firm:

  • One law firm per country
  • Law firms with exceptional experience in and knowledge of anti-bribery laws and related compliance matters

TRACE Partner Firms commit to providing TRACE, on a pro bono basis, with information that member companies should consider in their efforts to comply with local and home country anti-bribery laws, such as:

  • Laws and regulations regarding fees to commercial intermediaries
  • Laws restricting type or location of commercial intermediaries
  • Laws and customs with respect to giving gifts and providing hospitality and travel to public officials

TRACE Partner Firms do not join TRACE nor do they become members of the organization. Firms are not required to pay a fee or enter into a written agreement.

TRACE’s web-based, member-only Resource Center lists the biographies and contact information of each Partner Law Firm so that members may contact the firms directly if legal advice is needed.

Law firms with a strong knowledge of local anti-bribery law and expertise in related compliance matters (third-party due diligence, cross-border transactions, internal investigations, corporate governance, etc.) are welcome to contact us to learn more about available partnership opportunities.

Event Partners

TRACE partners with leading conference organizers to provide member companies with discounted rates to the highest quality anti-corruption conferences worldwide. For more information, contact us.

American Conference Institute (ACI)

TRACE is an association partner of the American Conference Institute (ACI), a unique organization devoted to providing the business intelligence that senior decision-makers need to respond to challenges both here in the U.S., and around the world. TRACE members receive discounted rates at ACI’s anti-corruption events. In addition, candidates for the TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA) may earn course credit by attending live ACI conferences. Contact Virna Di Palma at dipalma@traceinternational.org with questions.

*TASA candidates may earn 12 credits for attending a full two-day FCPA Boot camp; 3 credits per day for attending any other FCPA/anti-corruption event; and 2 credits for workshops.

Momentum

TRACE is a content partner of Momentum Events across their global portfolio of anti-corruption and anti-bribery events.

At the heart of each Momentum event lies research-driven, quality-focused conference programs underpinned with an array of value-added “activation” benefits guaranteed to turn your ordinary business conference into a powerful, sustainable opportunity for knowledge, networking and growth.

All Momentum event attendees receive:

  • An “All Access Pass” – all-inclusive access with no hidden or additional fees for “optional” workshops, master-classes or special sessions.
  • Complete access to the attendees’ list prior to the event – begin networking before you arrive.
  • Total free access to Momentum Connect – a private, LinkedIn powered pre-and post-event social networking community. Stay in touch with those who most matter.
  • “Match & Meet” services to help facilitate your introduction to the right people at the event.
  • Complimentary attendance to post-event webinars (at 3 months, 6 months and 9 months post-event) to help you reconnect with your fellow attendees and activate your learning.
  • An enhanced onsite experience.

Driving every Momentum event is a simple philosophy: to provide top-notch professional development and career advancement experiences that satisfy your need for ongoing education and targeted networking.

TRACE members receive a 15% discount on attendance. Please contact Virna DiPalma at dipalma@traceinternational.org for details.

A full listing of related events can be found at http://momentumevents.co/eventsectors/anti-corruption-fcpa/.


Support Partnerships

TRACE engages in strategic partnerships with organizations worldwide that share its mission to promote transparency in international business and to achieve a common standard for anti-bribery compliance and third party due diligence.

For more information or to begin a support partnership, contact us.

AAIS

TRACE and the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore)

Transparent business practices are increasingly important to any company that wishes to be competitive in the international market. Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) recognizes this and is partnering with TRACE to give their members a competitive advantage through TRACEcertification, a detailed and robust due diligence and approval process that allows certified entities to differentiate themselves from others in the marketplace. Together, AAIS and TRACE will give AAIS member companies exclusive access to TRACEcertification and further support the aerospace industry’s efforts to comply with laws and customer requests.

About Association of Aerospace Industries (“AAIS”)

The Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) or “AAIS", a non-profit organization, is a leading industry association dedicated to promoting competitiveness within the Singapore aerospace industry. It represents organizations from the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), Aerospace Manufacturing, Research and Development/Training sectors and suppliers for civil air transport and aerospace defense.

Working with government agencies, AAIS aims to assist aerospace organizations in growing existing businesses and developing new businesses/partnerships regionally and globally by facilitating strategies in innovation, competitiveness, technical standards and accreditation.

For more information, visit  www.aais.org.sg/home.

Africa House London

TRACE and the Africa House London

Africa House London and TRACE are working together to support bilateral trade between the UK and Africa. AHL, a social enterprise based in London, seeks to add value to new and existing commercial relationships between the UK and Africa by connecting relevant stakeholders to each other and supporting their commercial endeavors. To help raise compliance standards and promote transparency, AHL requires its members and partners to obtain a TRACE Registered Access Code (TRAC). TRAC is an online platform based on social media principles, which helps companies meet international baseline due diligence requirements. TRAC enables AHL current and potential members to obtain their own compliance profile as well as screen their low-to medium-risk vendors, suppliers and business partners to bring more transparency to their commercial transactions.

Argentine-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK)

TRACE and AHK Argentina

Argentine-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) is a supporting organization of TRACE and encourages its members to complete TRACEcertification, an internationally recognized anti-bribery due diligence review, analysis and approval process. TRACE and AHK work together to develop integrity standards and to provide foreign and local businesses in Argentina with practical compliance tools and resources, including TRAC, a third party online due diligence tool.

The Argentine-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (www.ahkargentina.com.ar) is a member-based organization that seeks to foster economic development by German companies in Argentina through the promotion of regional trade and investment, business development, public policy advocacy and business community outreach. It works to create bonds that strengthen the relationship between Argentina and Germany, which generate innovation and benefit the companies involved throughout the entire process.

TRACE engages with organizations worldwide to promote transparency in international business and to achieve a common standard for anti-bribery compliance and third party due diligence. This partnership marks the first for TRACE in Latin America.

Cargo Equipment Experts, Ltd (CEE)

TRACE and Cargo Equipment Experts, Ltd ("CEE")

TRACE’s impact on the larger shipping community continues to grow with its partnership with Cargo Equipment Experts, Ltd (“CEE”). This partnership aims to help carriers and manufacturers of heavy and outsized cargo equipment be current with anti-corruption efforts currently undertaken in their own industry, as well as those of the clients they serve worldwide. TRACE and CEE will collaborate to bring information to members of CEE and contribute to the industry’s overall effort to conduct business in a transparent and ethical manner.

About Cargo Equipment Experts, Ltd (“CEE”)

Founded in 2009, CEE provides networking and marketing for owners and operators of specialized and valuable equipment, carriers and manufacturers, working within the heavy and outsized cargo market. These specialists, comprising of heavy haulage and abnormal loads operators, have through CEE a global platform which shows their presence and provides a global tool for project owners and forwarders for required services.

The CEE is administered by transport qualified and experienced network Directors who understand, support and aim to deliver a useful solution for the heavy and outsized cargo transportation industry.

DA-Desk

TRACE and DA-Desk FZ-LLC

TRACE is working with DA-Desk to assist the agents and suppliers of vessel operating companies in the shipping industry with their anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance efforts. The alliance enables port agents and suppliers registered with DA-Desk to receive preferential pricing for TRACEcertification and promote their commitment to compliance.

TRACEcertification is an internationally accepted due diligence review and approval process that allows certified entities to own their verified compliance information. TRACE Certified companies are “pre-vetted” partners for multinational companies seeking to do business with shipping agents who share their commitment to compliance. As TRACE’s industry partner and as a TRACE Certified entity itself, DA-Desk is well-positioned to advance commercial transparency in the global shipping industry.

About DA-Desk FZ-LLC

DA-Desk was founded in 2001 on the principle that an independent, distinct Disbursement Account service—not owned by port agencies or shipping companies—could provide an objective, automated DA process that would benefit both principals and agents. Today, the privately owned DA-Desk, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, is the world’s largest independent port cost management service provider. The company’s services and tools deliver operational efficiencies, enhanced security and cost savings while mitigating regulatory compliance risks for more than 190 customers across the globe making over 120,000 port calls annually. DA-Desk is dedicated to raising standards in the industry together with its customers. For more information, visit the company’s web site at
www.da-desk.com, call +971 4363 6200 or email sales@da-desk.com.

View the TRACE and DA-Desk Partnership Announcement here.

Ethics and Reputation Society

TRACE and the Ethics and Reputation Society (“TEID”)

The business community in Turkey is demonstrating its commitment to universal principles of business ethics by joining forces with TRACE, the global leader in anti-bribery compliance solutions, and Ethics and Reputation Society (“TEID”), a non-profit business organization in Istanbul. Companies currently conducting business in Turkey, as well as those planning to invest in the market, now have an opportunity to complete TRACEcertification, the internationally accepted due diligence review that vets, trains and certifies companies for transparency. By giving these companies access to TRACEcertification, TRACE and TEID will help make Turkey businesses competitive in the global market as more and more multinationals demand that their business partners and affiliates complete due diligence procedures and operate in a transparent and ethical manner.

About Ethics and Reputation Society (“TEID”)

Since its founding in 2010, TEID serves as a point of reference for private sector companies seeking guidance on ethics, integrity, and transparent business practices. It seeks to demonstrate that reputation and ethical behavior go hand in hand, and that in order to be competitive, a company must adhere to international principles of commercial transparency.

EuCham CEE

TRACE and EuCham CEE

TRACE and EuCham CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) in Budapest, Hungary, are working together to bring practical guidance to European conglomerates, SMEs and multinationals on anti-corruption compliance. As the standard setting organization for third party due diligence, TRACE is partnering with EuCham CEE to give companies access to TRACEcertification, the internationally accepted due diligence review that demonstrates a company’s commercial transparency. Companies owned and/or registered in CEE that become TRACE Certified are “pre-vetted” partners for multinational companies seeking to do business with suppliers who share their commitment to transparent business practices.

About EuCham CEE

EuCham CEE is an independent, non-government, private organization that represents the interests of international companies doing business in Europe. Its wide network in both the public and private sectors positions it well to support TRACE’s mission to enhance the business environment in Central and Eastern Europe.

Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (HICC)

TRACE and Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (HICC)

TRACE is partnering with the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (HICC) to assist their local and international members with anti-bribery compliance. HICC and its members have made anti-bribery compliance a top priority and through this partnership have access to TRACEcertification, an internationally recognized due diligence review, analysis and approval process administered by TRACE. Together, TRACE and HICC will assist local and international companies as they seek new investment in the U.S. and abroad.

About Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (HICC)

HICC is a non-profit business organization that supports and facilitates its members’ efforts to expand and promote their global commercial activities. With multiple locations in Houston, Texas, it serves the greater Houston metro area businesses with their local and international commercial needs.

For more information about the HICC, visit www.houstonicc.org.

The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA)

TRACE and The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA)

The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA), a specialized unit of the Basel Institute on Governance, assists companies and other concerned stakeholders in applying joint efforts to tackle shared bribery and corruption risks that they face. Formalized in 2012, the ICCA builds on the Basel Institute’s decade long track record of support to and research into Collective Action initiatives against corruption. The Basel Institute on Governance is an independent not-for-profit competence centre working around the world with the public and private sectors to counter corruption and other financial crimes and to improve the quality of governance.

For more information about the ICCA, visit www.collective-action.com.

Invest in Africa (IIA)

TRACE and Invest in Africa (IIA)

TRACE and Invest in Africa (IIA) are working together to raise anti-bribery compliance and due diligence standards in Kenya and Ghana. Through this partnership, companies registered on IIA’s African Partner Pool (APP) (an online platform that connects local companies to skills, finance and contracts) also have access to TRACEcertification, an internationally recognized business and compliance credential. TRACEcertification establishes that a supplier in the APP has completed a rigorous due diligence review which is based on internationally accepted standards and includes anti-bribery training for the company and its employees. In Kenya, having TRACEcertification is a prerequisite in order for a supplier to obtain a “gold” or “platinum” status with the APP.

About Invest in Africa (IIA)

Invest in Africa (IIA) is a not-for-profit organisation with the vision to create thriving African economies. Working in partnership with both private and public sector companies, IIA works to provide access to skills, markets and finance to local companies in Ghana and Kenya. Their programs support corporate investors by bringing  transparency and efficiency to local procurement in Africa. Visit www.investinafrica.com.

Lithuania Defence and Security Industry Association

TRACE and Lithuanian Defence and Security Industry Association (LDSIA)

TRACE is pleased to partner with the Lithuanian Defence and Security Industry Association (LDSIA) to bring more transparency to this complex sector. Together, TRACE and LDSIA will raise anti-bribery compliance standards among security and defense companies by offering TRACEcertification, a comprehensive due diligence review that meets international requirements, to members of LDSIA at no cost for one year. Completion of TRACEcertification will allow LDSIA members to serve as pre-vetted business partners for multinational companies seeking to do business with suppliers, agents and consultants who share their commitment to commercial transparency.

About Lithuana Defence and Security Industry Association, “Lietuvos gynybos ir saugumo pramones asociacija”

Formed in February 2014, LDSIA aims to protect and represent the interests of its members, who come from all sectors – engineering and construction, research and development, manufacturers, consultants, technology and innovation, and others. They seek cooperation and collaboration with foreign public, private sector, and non-governmental organizations to enhance understanding and facilitate economic development. Through these activities, they hope to advance and strengthen the operations and innovation of the defense and security industries of Lithuania.

Makati Business Club

TRACE and the Makati Business Club

The Makati Business Club (the “MBC”) and TRACE are collaborating to bring transparent business practices to the Philippines business community. The MBC will have exclusive access to TRACEcertification, a comprehensive due diligence review, analysis and approval process that permits member companies of the MBC to own their compliance reports. In addition to making TRACEcertification available to the Philippines business community, TRACE will help to promote the Integrity Initiative, a multisectoral campaign jointly implemented by the MBC and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) in 2009 which aims to help diminish, if not fully eradicate, corruption in the Philippines and is focused on the development of integrity standards in the business community.

About The Makati Business Club

The Makati Business Club is a private non-stock, non-profit business association organized as a Forum for Constructive Ideas. The main thrust of the MBC is to foster and promote the role of the business sector in national development efforts, both in the planning and the implementation of policies. It is committed to addressing national economic and social issues that affect the development of the Philippines.

Founded in 1981, the MBC is composed of senior business executives representing the largest and most dynamic corporations in the Philippines. It has become the leading private forum for meetings that bring together business, government and community leaders in the country. The MBC carries out its objectives through four main lines of activity: policy advocacy, information services and publishing, investment promotion and corporate citizenship.

View the TRACE and Makati Business Club Partnership Announcement here.

Pan African Lawyers Union

TRACE and the Pan African Lawyers Union

TRACE engages in partnerships with organizations worldwide that share its mission to promote transparency in international business and to achieve a common standard for anti-bribery compliance and third party due diligence. The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is a supporting organization of TRACE and encourages its members and subscribers to obtain a TRAC number to demonstrate their commitment to transparency and good governance.

About PALU 

PAKU is a continental membership forum for African lawyers and lawyers’ associations, which reflects the aspirations and concerns of the African people, and promotes shared interest. Their mission is advancing the law and the legal profession, the rule of law, good governance, human and peoples’ rights and socio-economic development of the African continent.

As a supporting organization and regional partner, PALU works with TRACE to help its corporate and individual members increase their awareness of anti-corruption and integrity issues and obtain an internationally recognized compliance credential.

PYXERA Global

TRACE and PYXERA Global

In pursuit of our mission to advance commercial transparency worldwide, TRACE is working with PYXERA Global to enhance the capabilities of local companies in developing markets to successfully become suppliers to multinational corporations. Recognizing that anti-bribery compliance is an integral part of a capacity building program, TRACE and PYXERA Global are working together to offer TRACEcertification, an internationally recognized due diligence review and compliance credential, to small and medium-sized enterprises worldwide. Through this partnership, suppliers, vendors, distributors, consultants and agents participating in local content development projects led by PXYERA Global will have the opportunity to become TRACE Certified, which includes anti-bribery training.

About PYXERA Global

PYXERA Global is a non-profit organization that has twenty-five years of experience with local content development, global pro bono programs, and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods. They design and manage solutions in unique and challenging environments and help local communities engage with each other and the world. With presence on all continents, PYXERA Global strives to connect private and public resources to offer resources that otherwise would not be accessible to local communities worldwide.

Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC)

TRACE and the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC)

As part of its initiative to advance commercial transparency in the shipping industry, TRACE is partnering with Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) to bring information and awareness of anti-corruption tools and solutions to project cargo forwarding companies. Together, WWPC and TRACE will inform and support the key stakeholders in the industry with their ongoing efforts to mitigate risks with customers and clients all over the world.

About Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC)

Founded in 1998, the Worldwide Project Consortium represents a top brand easily recognized within the project cargo industry. It connects independent project cargo forwarding companies under one umbrella. The philosophy to offer the best expertise through outstanding performances by the network’s members is the formula behind the success and strength of the network. The network is administered and operated on a daily basis by professional, entrepreneurial project cargo managers who understand and serve the network’s members. Through the WWPC shippers, carriers and forwarding partners have a first-class reference source to locate the most professional project cargo specialists in the represented countries.

U.S. Department of Commerce-International Trade Administration (ITA)

TRACE and the U.S. Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration (ITA)

TRACE is pleased to partner with the International Trade Administration, a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce which works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad. This strategic partnership enables TRACE to expand its reach in emerging and developing markets and make its anti-bribery tools and resources more readily available to small and medium-sized enterprises.

About U.S. Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration (ITA)

ITA strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of U.S. trade laws and agreements. Its strategic partnerships program has the goal to increase awareness for the benefits of global trade and educate the public on trade activities and encourage U.S. businesses exporting and foreign businesses investing to seek assistance from the ITA. For more information, please go to: http://www.trade.gov/.

 




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