In 2020, the OECD Working Group on Bribery (OECD WBG) launched its fourth phase of monitoring the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Italy and New Zealand.
Call for written submissions
To assist this evaluation process, the OECD calls for interested parties to provide written submissions on Italy and New Zealand's efforts to implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and fight the bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions. All submissions received will be shared with the OECD WGB and used to inform the evaluation process, including the on-site visit. The OECD will publish these submissions on its website only with the evaluated country’s agreement.
For Italy, email your submission by 1 April 2020 with your complete contact information to Thea.CHUBINIDZE@oecd.org.
For New Zealand, email your submission by 30 March 2020 with your complete contact information to Thea.CHUBINIDZE@oecd.org.
Participation in on-site visit
During the week of 11-15 May 2020, an evaluation team representing the OECD Working Group on Bribery will visit Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand. On 29 June - 2 July 2020, an evaluation team representing the OECD WGB will visit Rome and Milan, Italy. The teams are made up of experts from two OECD WGB countries plus OECD Secretariat staff. The OECD WGB calls for interested parties from the private sector, civil society, academia, media, and others to express interest in participating in the on-site visit.
On-site visits by the evaluation team are an effective way to obtain information on a country’s implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention, including levels of enforcement of the foreign bribery offence. Each on-site visit includes panels with non-government representatives to obtain their views on awareness, implementation, and enforcement.
For the on-site visit to Italy, email your request to participate by 1 May 2020 with your complete contact information to Thea.CHUBINIDZE@oecd.org.
For the on-site visit to New Zealand, email your request to participate by 30 March 2020 with your complete contact information to Thea.CHUBINIDZE@oecd.org.
The OECD Secretariat will share these requests with the relevant authorities of the evaluated country. It will remain at the authorities’ discretion which parties are invited to participate in the on-site visit, and whether or not government representatives remain present throughout these sessions.
Possible profile of private sector and civil society participants:
- Companies (including SMEs)
- Trade Unions
Written submissions on Italy: 1 April 2020
Expression of interest to participate in the on-site visit of Italy: 1 May 2020
On-site visit to Italy: 29 June - 2 July
Phase 4 Report discussed by the OECD Working Group on Bribery: 8 - 11 December 2020
Written submissions on New Zealand: 30 March 2020
Expression of interest to participate in the on-site visit of New Zealand: 30 March 2020
On-site visit to New Zealand: 11-15 May
Phase 4 Report discussed by the OECD Working Group on Bribery: 13-16 October 2020