International Trading Companies: Building on the Japanese Model

Dziubla, Robert W. | January 1, 1982

Passage of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 provides new opportunities for American business to organize and operate general trading companies. After presenting a thorough history and description of the Japanese sogoshosha, Mr. Dziubla gives several compelling reasons for Americans to establish export trading companies. He also examines the changes in United States banking and antitrust laws that have resulted from passage of the act and offers suggestions for drafting guidelines, rules, and regulations for the Export Trading Company Act.