THE HOME-COUNTRY PERSPECTIVE
HOST-COUNTRY POLITICAL AND LEGAL ENVIRONMENT
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND LAWS
4. To examine the differing laws regulating international trade found in different countries
5. To understand how international political relations, agreements, and treaties can affect international business
This headline tends to make readers think of ivory and trade in elephant tusks. International trade in such products has ground to a halt. In order to protect elephants from poachers, governments around the world support restrictive measures in ivory trade.
But elephants have been an important part of international trade for millennia. Mostly, however, the trade did not focus on elephant parts, but on the entire beast itself. In many instances, elephants defined the strength of nations. In the frequent international conflicts of ancient times, elephants were the “tanks” of war. Those generals who had larger and more elephants typically won the battles. Even disciplined Roman legionnaires took to flight when confronted with the giants pachyderms from Africa. For hundreds ...