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, and Mongolia.
- 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 option noncompetitive.
- 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.