Taking Our Services Up Another
By Elizabeth Z. Bartz, President
is a special event when State and Federal
Communications introduces a totally new Compliance
publication to our lineup, as this can take years to
research and develop. The last time that happened
is when we introduced Canadian Compliance Laws in
2008 as a complement to our U.S.-based series of
“Companies know and trust us to keep
current with the latest lobbying
compliance regulations and laws.”
Today, you are
reading a special issue of Compliance News, our
e-newsletter. Why? Because we are introducing
another special publication called ‘I
COMPLY European Political Compliance Laws.’
For years, our
many clients, including a number of multi-national
companies with offices and/or separate companies
outside of North America, have been inquiring about
lobbying and political compliance law reporting,
especially in Europe. For many, this is a relatively
new area. And although the concept of having to
report various lobbying advocacy efforts is the
same, there are differences and nuances in the
European region. In fact, there are so many
compliance rules and regulations being generated and
revised regularly in Europe to absolutely warrant
that we track and capture these. That is what we do.
Wherever we see the need for political compliance
reporting, we will focus our efforts to deliver this
information to our clients.
through this special, one-time issue as we introduce
the new European online publication to our valued
clients. Thank you for your continued interest.
Introducing the new ‘I COMPLY European Political
Compliance Laws’ Publication
‘I COMPLY European Political Compliance Laws’
is the fifth online publication from State and Federal
Communications to cover compliance laws on lobbying, political
contributions, and procurement lobbying. The company already
blankets compliance law reporting in the U.S. and Canada, and is
now reaching out to provide coverage of the European region as
well. These publications, accessed by users at
www.stateandfed.com are valued informational tools used by
government relations professionals, corporate compliance
officers, contract lobbyists, and legal and professional firms
when establishing their compliance reporting strategies.
The new European-focused publication covers
- European Union
- United Kingdom
- Republic of Ireland
It offers the international compliance
information on lobbying, campaign finance, and procurement
lobbying laws, in the same online presentation format that is
used for the Canadian and U.S. compliance publications. If a
client is familiar with searching and using the company’s
website to find what lobbying and campaign finance activity is
permissible and subject to disclosure in any listed
jurisdiction, they will find the new European publication just
as easy to use. Note this page shown here from the new
online European publication that explain specific legislation
and reporting for a specific jurisdiction.
“The new European publication
focuses on companies and entities that conduct business
in the European region, and that need to know and stay
current with all political compliance reporting laws.”
Political compliance and reporting matters
just as much in Europe as in the U.S. and Canada. Government
relations professionals need to know the unique restrictions
and obligations in each jurisdiction where advocacy efforts
occur. Violating lobbying and campaign finance laws can
result in removal from the registry, costly fines, unwanted
media exposure, and even imprisonment. All these problems
can be easily avoided by just knowing what is required and
acting upon it correctly and within the timeframe given.
State and Federal Communications makes it easy to decipher
rules and regulations, and to accurately report activities
to government entities as needed.
Here are some of the valuable contents in
‘I COMPLY European Political Compliance Laws.’
Coverage includes summaries and citations of
applicable laws and regulations, full descriptions of lobbyist
registration and reporting requirements, jurisdictions requiring
lobbyist registration for procurement activities, and relevant
advisory opinions, guides, and supplementary information.
Further, there are complete definitions of special terms,
Pay-to-Play laws, summaries of gift laws and political
contribution limits and specific prohibitions. Users will find
information regarding who can make contributions and to whom
contributions may be made, along with contact information for
government offices, and required forms for lobbying, political
activities, and procurement activities.
A New Brochure Explains
Our Political Compliance Reporting
The full complement of compliance reporting services is offered in
State and Federal Communications 2018 brochure. This includes
descriptions of all five of the online compliance publications now
family-branded under the I COMPLY designation. These are:
U.S. Political Contributions Compliance Laws
U.S. Lobbying Compliance Laws
U.S. Procurement Lobbying Compliance Laws
Canadian Political Compliance Laws
I COMPLY European Political
“The European online publication has been an outgrowth as we further
help our many multi-national clients with their international
compliance reporting needs too.”
In addition, we also explain our renowned consulting
service on reporting of lobbying and political contributions called
ALERTSTM. This is a customized, turn-key managed
compliance program that helps to ensure reporting is conducted in
the most professional and efficient manner. This is the gold
standard in the industry.
CLICK HERE to download the new brochure.
FREE Bonus Trial Access Until March 31, 2018
All current State and Federal Communications
Publications clients and ALERTSTM clients will be
given free access to ‘I COMPLY European Political Compliance
Laws’ until March 31, 2018. We want you to get to know the
publication and what it offers. Talk to your international
colleagues and see how it can help them too. We will conduct a
survey in March 2018 to gain your feedback on how this new publication
can fit into your compliance strategies. Please don’t hesitate to
contact us with any questions and comments at any time.
“Our clients have been
asking about compliance-related issues in overseas
markets. Our new European publication is a natural
extension of these developments of the past several
If you are a current user, you can go to your current
www.stateandfed.com to see that the new European
publication is now live and you access and search this.
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