The Department of Commerce regulates the export of items and information that have civil applications; the Department of State regulates the export of items with military applications; and the Department of the Treasury enforces country-specific embargoes and financial sanctions on individuals, organizations and countries. Morehouse School of Medicine recognizes the importance of complying with federal regulations in regards to research and export controls. MSM is firmly committed to compliance of all U.S. Export Control laws and regulations.
The Office of Compliance and Corporate Integrity has oversight for the development, monitoring and documentation that is focused upon preventing the transfer of certain restricted items and information to certain foreign countries or to their citizens and work with Federal agencies or other regulatory bodies to ensure institutional compliance with export control regulations.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a federal law (15 U.S.C. § 78-dd-21 et seq.) that exists to prevent corrupt practices in international transactions. The Act prohibits bribery of foreign officials and employees who work for foreign governments. The FCPA prohibits the corrupt payment (or offer, promise or authorization of payment) of anything of value to any foreign official or employee, directly or indirectly, for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business, directing business to any person or entity, or securing any improper advantage.