Transparency and Anti-Bribery Initiatives

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I. Articles and Speeches

What the U.S. Government Can Do to Assist U.S. Companies with Respect to Transnational Corruption (Speech at North Carolina Bar Center, June 2011) 

International Enforcement of the OECD Antibribery Convention (Federal Ethics Report, March 2005)

Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke Remarks at Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): International Anticorruption Day (December 9, 2009, Washington, D.C.)

II. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission,www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa/guidance/ and http://www.sec.gov/spotlight/fcpa.shtml

A summary of the Anti-Bribery Provisions of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - U.S. Departments of Commerce and Justice, http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa/docs/lay-persons-guide.pdf

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act- U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section,http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa/

Unofficial FCPA Translations

Below are links to unofficial translations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian. The goal of providing these unofficial translations is to increase the general awareness and understanding of the FCPA by U.S. exporters and their trading partners. For particular FCPA compliance questions relating to specific conduct, you should seek the advice of counsel as well as consider using the Department of Justice’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Opinion Procedure, found at http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa/docs/frgncrpt.pdf. Only the official, English-language version of the statute, found at http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa/docs/fcpa-english.pdf, should be relied upon for such purposes.

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Arabic ( عربي) Translation (unofficial)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Bengali (বাংলা) Translation (unofficial)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Chinese (Cantonese 廣東話) Translation (unofficial)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Chinese (Mandarin 官話) Translation (unofficial)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – French (Français) Translation (unofficial)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – German (Deutsch) Translation (unofficial)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Japanese (日本語) Translation (unofficial)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Javanese (Basa Jawa)  Translation (unofficial)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Korean (한국어) Translation (unofficial)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Malay (Bahasa Malaysia) Translation (unofficial)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Portuguese (Português) Translation (unofficial)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Spanish  (Español) Translation (unofficial)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Urdu (اردو)) Translation (unofficial)

III. Anticorruption Resources

OECD: Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics, and Compliance,http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/5/51/44884389.pdf

Department of Commerce -- Good Governance Office, http://www.ita.doc.gov/goodgovernance/

State Department brochure,  Fighting Global Corruption: Business Risk Management

United Nations Global Compact - Principle 10 Against Corruption,http://www.unglobalcompact.org/AboutTheGC/TheTenPrinciples/anti-corruption.html

Transparency International – USA, http://www.transparency-usa.org/home.htm

Transparency International - Business Principles for Countering Bribery,http://www.transparency.org/global_priorities/private_sector/business_principles

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – Anticorruption Activities,http://www.iccwbo.org/policy/anticorruption/

The World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), http://www.weforum.org/paci

IV. International Conventions and Initiatives

OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (text, commentaries, and related instruments)http://www.oecd.org/document/21/0,2340,fr_2649_34859_2017813_1_1_1_1,00.html

OECD Recommendation for Further Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions http://www.oecd.org/document/13/0,3343,en_2649_34859_39884109_1_1_1_1,00.html

Department of Commerce Annual Reports to Congress under Section 6 of the International Anti-Bribery and Fair Competition Act of 1998, http://tcc.export.gov/Bribery/Yearly_Antibribery_Reports/index.asp

United Nations Convention against Corruption and related documents,http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/treaties/CAC/index.html

Inter-American Convention against Corruption, http://www.oas.org/juridico/english/FightCur.html

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation: Anticorruption,http://www.apec.org/Groups/SOM-Steering-Committee-on-Economic-and-Technical-Cooperation/Task-Groups/Anti-Corruption-and-Transparency-Experts-Task-Force.aspx