Tipping Government Officials

Congress enacted the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) to make it illegal for a U.S. company to bribe a foreign official for the purposes of obtaining or retaining business.  There is an exception to the law, sometimes called the grease payment, which allows payment to get a government to do what it is supposed to do.  There is even a list of examples that might need some grease.

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