Introduction - Many FIEN subscribers are monitoring regulatory and policy developments in non-English speaking countries on a regular basis.
* For the benefit of all FIEN subscribers, we would like to leverage this subscriber expertise through a joint Subscriber/FIEN information-sharing program.
How does the joint Subscriber/FIEN Information Program work? - FIEN subscribers send us draft reports about regulatory and policy developments in non-English speaking countries (especially Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Russia).
* Upon mutual agreement on the content and format, we will forward the information about the development to appropriate FIEN subscribers, listing your organization as the source.
What's the benefit? - Information that a subscriber submits that is sent to FIEN subscribers will increase visibility of the subscribing organization as a knowledge source and will increase subscriber awareness of the issue.
How does a subscriber submit a regulatory or policy update? - The subscriber would prepare a draft write up of the development and send it by e-mail to Jack Cooper at JLC@fien.com Upon receipt of a draft write up, Jack Cooper will contact the author directly to discuss next steps - The draft write up must be timely and relevant to subscriber interests and provide:
A web link to the news release, notice, rule or law on the web site of the entity that reported the development, even if the web link leads to information in a foreign language;
A heading and summary in English describing relevant aspects of the development;
The facts only, without analysis or interpretation; the summary must simply inform the reader of an action or event, not attempt to provide an assessment of the relevance or impact of the reported event or document;
If possible, the name, position, organization and e-mail address of an individual with the organization that issued the document to whom questions about the development may be directed, even if the individual is not English proficient; and
The name, position, organization, phone number and e-mail address of the FIEN subscriber assuming responsibility for the accuracy of the information and to whom questions about the message may be directed.
Conclusion - We believe that this joint information sharing program is fair to all FIEN subscribers because it provides each with an opportunity to share information about regulatory and policy developments in non-English speaking countries with the FIEN subscriber base.
Further, the program will increase subscriber knowledge on covered developments with no increase in subscriber dues.
FIEN will not provide remuneration to subscriber participants.
We hope FIEN subscribers will take advantage of this opportunity to connect with colleagues and support the industry's overall effort to be better informed of regulatory and policy developments, especially those in non-English speaking countries.