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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Of 1977 (Fcpa)

Makes it unlawful to bribe a foreign official in an effort to obtain or retain business. The FCPA's anti-bribery provisions apply to people and businesses in the United States, to some foreign issuers of securities, and to foreign businesses and people who engage in bribery-related activity while in the U.S.
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