SEC Files Settled Enforcement Action Against The Dow Chemical Company for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations

13 February 2007 Publication

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed a settled civil action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) violated the books and records and internal controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) [Sections 13(b)(2)(A) and 13(b)(2)(B) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act)], in connection with an estimated $200,000 in improper payments made by a fifth-tier foreign subsidiary of Dow to Indian government officials from 1996 through 2001. Without admitting or denying the allegations in the Commission's complaint, Dow consented to pay a $325,000 civil penalty.

View the full summary from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

View the Cease-and-Desist order.