Monday Compliance News - Around the World

GCSG's Monday Compliance News is a compilation of some of the previous weeks interesting trade compliance, anti-bribery/corruption, fraud, and due diligence news bites, from around the world.

Malaysia proposes amendments to Anti-Corruption Act | GCSG

"On March 26, 2018 the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Amendment Bill 2018 passed its first reading.  The amendments propose several changes to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act of 2009." (Click here for the article) - Malaysia

EU Targets US Products in Retaliation of US Section 232 Tariffs | SIDLEY

"The EU has published its response to the US section 232 tariffs on EU steel and aluminum products." (Click here for the article) - USA, European Union

Europe faces limited options on US threat on Iran sanctions | Financial Times

"The EU faces a tough call on whether to hit back against a US squeeze on European companies' dealings with Iran - but history offers the bloc only small comfort that it can prevail." (Click here for the article) - USA, European Union

Russia Remains Chief Sanctions Risk for Companies, Banks | WSJ

"The risk of breaching Russian sanctions remains a top concern for European banks, corporations and wealthy individuals despite market tensions surrounding the US withdrawal from the Iran deal..." (Click here for the article) - USA, European Union, Russia

Novartis investigating $85 million bribery allegations in Turkey | Reuters

"An anonymous whistleblower has accused Swiss drugmaker Novartis of paying bribes in Turkey through a consulting firm to secure business advantages worth an estimated $85 million..." (Click here for the article) - USA, Turkey, UK, Switzerland