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Presidential Memo Authorizing the Exercise of Authority under Public Law 85-804

On November 13, 2014, the President gave the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) authorization to exercise authority under Public Law 85-804, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), to the same...more

Medical Device Manufacturer Settles Trade Agreements Act Suit

A whistleblower alleged that the manufacturer knowingly violated the Trade Agreements Act’s country of origin requirement. Government contractors must agree that the products they sell to the U.S. government under...more

2013 Enforcement Predictions

I always like to make predictions at the beginning of each year. My track record is plus and minus – sometimes on target, sometimes off-target. The biggest story in the last five years has been the rise of FCPA...more

New Excise Tax on Certain Foreign Contractors

Section 5000C of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) was added by the James Zadroga 9-11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (the Act) on January 2, 2011. This new provision imposes a 2 percent excise tax on “Federal...more

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