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Intermediaries fulfil a key role in international business transactions. While many of them perform lawful tasks, many also engage in bribery of foreign public officials. This study, initiated in 2007, focuses on the use of intermediaries in cases of bribery of foreign public officials. It provides a definition of intermediaries and reasons for their use before examining several modus operandi, legal and practical issues, and
For most regional anti-corruption activities with non-members, the OECD and its project partners have established specialised Internet websites. These websites provide access to an extensive database on relevant literature, in many cases directly downloadable, on key stakeholders actively involved in the fight against corruption in the given region, and on-going and planned anti-corruption projects on local, national and regional level.
The 38-country OECD Working Group on Bribery welcomed recent progress by Turkey in its efforts to comply with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
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On 18 June 2009, the OECD Working Group on Bribery approved the Phase 2bis monitoring report for Turkey.
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On 19 June 2009, the 38 countries party to the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public officials in International Business Transactions adopted a Policy Statement on Bribery in International Business Transactions, reaffirming the importance of the Convention and its implementation.
The economic crisis has generated an urgent need to restore confidence in our future and make the world economy stronger, cleaner and fairer. There is growing political consensus on the need to develop a set of common principles and standards in order to ensure a more stable and sustainable development of the global economy, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
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This report evaluates whether the legal texts through which Israel has implemented the Anti-Bribery Convention meet the standards set by the Convention and 1997 Revised Recommendation, and highlights actions to implement the 1996 Recommendation on the tax deductibility of bribes to foreign public officials. The report also describes features of Israel's framework for enforcing the Anti-Bribery Convention. The Working Group found that
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OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and New Zealand: Report on Progress of the implementation of the Phase 2 Recommendations since October 2006.
On 11 March 2009, Israel became the 38th signatory to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.