from the scenarios below and
explain the best solution. Include comments related to any ethical
issues that arise. You should try to locate at least one scholarly
source or one case that has been decided or is currently pending to
support your answer.
Recycling Genie is a new company that
contracts with Best Buy and other electronics retailers for the
collection of old computers, monitors, televisions, and cell phones
dropped off at their facilities. The electronics contain lead, mercury,
and polyvinyl chlorides that are known to have toxicological effects
such as cancer, kidney disease, and brain damage. Recycling Genie has
been in negotiations to ship the e-waste to companies in China, Vietnam,
- What are the legal and ethical concerns with shipping e-waste to these countries?
Scenario II—International Trade
The purchasing manager of a fast-growing
food distribution company wants to import chocolate milk from
Switzerland; however, he is not sure what the best option is. The
manager comes to you and asks your opinion. You know that Switzerland,
Canada, and Korea are the best sources for obtaining this product. While
your research shows chocolate milk from Switzerland is of the highest
quality, the United States imposes a tariff of 17%, which makes this
- Which US trade laws should you consider when selecting a country?
- Is there any way by which you can seek a reduction on the tariff? If so, how? If not, why?
- Select an alternative
country (Canada or Korea) for purchasing the chocolate milk and explain
your reasons for selecting the country.