The FCPA and Transparency International’s 2015 Corruption Perception Index

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of 1977 is a United States federal law known primarily 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.

This act was passed to make it unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business.

If you’ve ever wondered about the potential for corrupt dealings in countries, Transparency International provides an annual map rating countries from 100 – 0 for the perception of corruptness there.  The higher the number and the darker the blue means a lower perception of corruption.  Lower numbers and red colors indicate a higher perception of corruption.

What does this mean for you?  If your SEC-registered company is doing business with other countries, especially those with a higher corruption perception, you should probably review the FCPA training you are providing employees.

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2015 Corruption Perception Index

By Turnless – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

If you’d like to know more about FCPA training, connect with me and I can provide you with more information.

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2 Comments to The FCPA and Transparency International’s 2015 Corruption Perception Index

  1. I know this website presents quality dependent posts and
    extra data, is there any other site which provides these kinds of data in quality?

    • A quick Web search on your favorite browser will help you find a lot. Also, there are several LinkedIn Groups focused on FCPA and related ethics and code of conduct topics.

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