Recognizing that compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley is disproportionately costly for small companies, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce has called for the Securities and Exchange Commission to exempt small public companies from certain provisions of Section 404 of the statute. Section 404 requires public companies to put into place an internal control structure for financial reporting and to report annually on the structure’s effectiveness. @ That recommendation, and four others, can be found in a fairer climb: improving Sarbanes-Oxley, available at SM Online.
Cargo crime has significant criminal and financial impact on businesses and the economy. In Cargo Crime: Security and Prevention, author J.J. Coughlin offers his extensive industry experience to enlighten the audience on the many forms of cargo crime, its actors, and its impact.