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Issue 155 - March 2020 

  • Ask the Attorney
  • Credit Executives Coping Through COVID-19
  • ConvergenceCoaching's Free Remote Toolkit
  • USMCA Ratified by Canada

Ask the Attorney | ABC-Amega's Vice President of Legal Collections, Tracey Wild is Available to Assist 
If your inbox is anything like ours, you are receiving a lot of emails - multiple per day - on the latest news about the Coronavirus and its impact on the world economy. Every day it seems there is new legislation and updates from the state courts, DNC regulations, and the like. Keeping track of everything could easily become a full-time job. 
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Credit Executives Coping Through COVID-19
Since the Coronavirus first hit China, it began impacting trade around the globe. As the virus grew to its current pandemic status, nearly every industry in the U.S. also began to feel the effects. Today, we are all working under a high level of uncertainty, but it’s nearly certain that most businesses will not be operating normally (if at all) for quite some time. 
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Remote Work Toolkit from our fellow BDO Alliance member ConvergenceCoaching: 

Most firms and organizations currently have at least part of their workforce working remotely as a means to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Regardless of the remote work policy you already had in place, or the number of employees taking advantage of it, today's situation brings a new set of factors to consider. Click Here to download ConvergenceCoaching’s free remote work toolkit, which includes blogs on managing and collaborating with remote team members as well as a sample policy.

USMCA Ratified by Canada - But Let's Deal with COVID-19
First If you blinked, you might’ve missed it. While everyone was focused on COVID-19, we actually had some good news in March, as Canadian Parliament ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the last of the agreement’s three partners to do so. The USMCA replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which has governed free trade in North America the past half-century.
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ABC-Amega is Hiring!
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Tracey Wild, Vice President of Legal Collections

Webinar Series

April 9 Webinar: 
Commercial Collections: 
Internal Best Practices and Considerations Around the Globe

April 14 Webinar: 
Trade Creditor Strategies to Ride the Anticipated COVID-19 Bankruptcy Wave


NMCP Monthly Meeting (webinar)
April 16
The Economy in the Days of COVID-19 presented by Chris Kuehl,
Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence
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COVID-19 Resources from Commercial Credit Industry Partners: 


Commercial Credit Association of America (CCA of A)

CRF’s Coronavirus Risk Management Discussion Series
CRF’s Senior Research Fellow, Steven C. Isberg, Ph.D. and CRF’s Chief ContentOfficer, Matt Skudera discuss topics related to the Coronavirus Impact of Risk Management.

International Credit and Trade Finance Association (ICTF)

 International Trade Association/U.S. DOC
The latest information from the Treasury Department for American workers and businesses who are impacted by the coronavirus.
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