Your company has temporarily assigned you to serve as a project manager at a company location outside your home country. While meeting with a vendor your first day on the job, you are presented with a gift. The corporate policy at the headquarters in your home country prohibits employees from accepting these types of gifts. However, as you are new to this location, you believe- but are not sure-that the local policy, as well as local custom may differ. How should you respond?
A. Provide a gift of similar value to the vendor at your next meeting.
B. Accept the gift but do not tell anyone.
C. Respectfully tell the vendor you are not sure of corporate policy, and will need to ask your management before you can accept gifts of any size.
D. Accept the gift this time, but ask your manager about the local policy afterwards.