Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

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Publication.png Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 
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Publication date1977
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From careful beginnings has become a major tool of statecraft

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) is a United States federal law known primarily for two of its main provisions, one that addresses accounting transparency requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and another concerning bribery of foreign officials.[1]

It is a major part of the US system of lawfare as a foreign policy tool.

The FCPA was not rigorously enforced for its first two and a half decades. From 1977 to 2001, only twenty-one companies and twenty-six individuals were convicted for criminal violation of the legislation.[2]

Since then, it is more and more frequently used.


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