Echoes from ECCO Volume 4

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Volume 4

Price: €9,90
Product code: B4

As this volume shows, offset has been around since time immemorial. It is no exaggeration to say that barter – the earliest economic trading system – has survived for thousands of years, and is still in use today. Barter is multilateral, and a quick surf on the Internet confirms that it has gone digital. This cash-free means of trade is often used during lean periods. In today’s ever-shifting global economy, out-of-the-box thinking is needed to meet offset requirements.

Chairman’s note on Echoes from ECCO

Offset transactions represent several billions of dollars every year, prompting companies, institutions and governments to increase compliance and review governance systems and economic models. The European Club for Countertrade and Offset (ECCO) provides an international platform to share information and best practices in the field of offset and countertrade activities.

As Chairman of ECCO, it is my aim to make Offset more comprehensible, and I came up with the unique idea to publish a series that explains trade practices.

ECCO’s collection of volumes on offset, entitled Echoes from ECCO, aims to delve deeper into disciplines closely linked to offset transactions, and were written mostly by ECCO members. The publications do not claim to be a scientific or authoritative work, BUT I trust that offset stakeholders globally will benefit from my idea.

Enjoy “Echoes from ECCO”—a collection that focuses on the role of offset in various disciplines.

Christian Sylvain, ECCO Chairman.