You are the new president of Star Manufacturing, an international subsidiary of a large…

You are the new president of Star Manufacturing, an international subsidiary of a large multinational firm that makes automotive parts. Since you arrived at Star three months ago, you are finding it difficult to get your firm s materials and finished products through customs quickly. Local legal counsel suggests a payment to local officials to eliminate your problem with customs, an apparently common local practice. The bribe would expedite the entire shipping process, which will help improve profits. What do you do? Is there a specific policy your firm could develop that all Star employees could follow? What other issues must you consider? If additional information would be helpful to you, what would it be?