Perhaps slightly overdue, but better late than never. While English is still the official version, a translation of the FCPA can now be found in the following 14 languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Javanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Dick Cassin (FCPA Blog) estimates that 2.8 billion will be empowered to read the FCPA in their mother tongue. Perhaps this will also have the dual effect of deterrence and compliance. If anything, it serves as an effective tool to be built into compliance programs.