Avaya set up a branch in South Asia’s emerging markets. The company recruited partners engaged in promoting government markets and selling products and services. During the contact process, the partners gave the two government officials $230 USD each. Although these amounts did not guarantee government projects, they establish a relationship in this market for Avaya.
Is this partner potentially violating the law and Avaya’s anti-bribery policy?
A . No violation. Because the partner did not bring the Avaya the ensured business, and the amount is indeed very little
B . Violation. Because the law and Avaya’s anti-bribery law prohibits that in the process of business, do the improper action through any way to foreign government officials.