Gifts and Business Entertainment Under the FCPA


If one were to reflect upon the providing of gifts and business entertainment to foreign governmental officials by a US Company, one might reasonably conclude that after 30 odd years of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), US companies might follow its prescriptions regarding gifts and business entertainment. However 2009 brought about a couple of notable FCPA enforcement actions where one of the significant FCPA violations was precisely in this area.

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