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This page should be used as a reference on some important US policies, procedures, and regulations. For an official detailed description of the policies, please click on the links to the government websites included in each description.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) is primarily know 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.
the Anti-Bribery Provisions of the FCPA prohibit the following from corruptly paying, or offering to pay directly or indirectly, money or anything of value to a foreign official to obtain or retain business:
US citizens, nationals, or residents
Foreign companies listed on a US stock exchange
Any person acting while in the US
The FCPA is jointly enforced by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the SEC.
Proof of a US territorial nexus is not required for the FCPA to be implicated against US companies and citizens.
FCPA violations can, and often do, occur even if the prohibited activity takes place entirely outside of the United States.
Business leaders must be knowledgeable about all business activity, including activity that takes place thousands of miles away from corporate headquarters.
ITAR is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List.
ITAR regulations state that any information or material pertaining to military, and/or defense related technologies, can only be shared with United States organizations or persons, unless the Department of State gives authorization or a special exemption is used.
US Persons or organizations who provide foreign persons access to ITAR-protected defense articles, services, or technical data can face heavy fines if they are found to have given this information without authorization, or without using a special exemption.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions, based on US foreign policy and national security goals, against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.
OFAC acts under presidential national-emergency powers, as well as authority granted by specific legislation, to impose controls on transactions and freeze assets under US jurisdiction.