XYZ Company is a U.S. firm that makes communication software used in a variety of consumer goods manufactured and sold in the United States. XYZ recently learned that one of the manufacturing firms it supplies, ABC Company, is exporting finished goods to a country where U.S. goods and component parts are prohibited because of numerous conflicts with the U.S. government.

  • Does XYZ have any moral or legal responsibility in this case?
  • How should XYZ protect itself under these circumstances?
  • Should American business practices be impacted by conflicts between governments?