Donald Trump wants to weaken the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), one of the world’s best weapons against bribery and corruption — Quartz

But under US president Donald Trump, it may lose its bite, according to anti-corruption activists, Democrat lawmakers, and legal experts. At worst, some worry, he could try to repeal it altogether.

They have cause for their concern. Trump has dubbed the FCPA a “horrible law” that stifles American businesses trying to work abroad. “It puts us at a huge disadvantage,” he told CNBC in 2012. As president, he has killed a rule to crack down on foreign bribery by US energy companies, refused to release his tax returns, and canceled ethics training for White House staff.

via Donald Trump wants to weaken the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), one of the world’s best weapons against bribery and corruption — Quartz