Foreign Trade Law

Foreign Trade Law and BeTrade Compliance

As an international media and service corporation, Bertelsmann is actively engaged in foreign trade. Bertelsmann ensures systematic compliance with all applicable Foreign Trade Law provisions by using a company-wide Trade Compliance Management System (“BeTrade Compliance”).

The objective of the BeTrade Compliance Guideline is to prevent violations of Foreign Trade Law by Bertelsmann and its Group companies, executive bodies, management and employees through the implementation of an effective and efficient compliance system.

Group-wide nominated BeTrade Officer and BeTrade Manager are trained by the Integrity & Compliance-Department. The guideline as well as various implementation tools (e.g. checklists, forms) and information material concerning foreign trade law, embargoes and sanction-list-screening are available to all employees in the Bertelsmann intranet.