The OECD has long been at the forefront in efforts to develop international rules relating to capital movements, international investment and trade in services. Member governments have established "rules of the game" for themselves and for multinational enterprises based in their economies by means of legal instruments to which all members must adhere.
This page gives you access to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and related instruments (Commentaries on the Convention, 2009 Revised Recommendation, 2009 Recommendation on Tax Deductibility of Bribes, and other related instruments).
"National Treatment" is the commitment by a country to treat enterprises operating on its territory, but controlled by the nationals of another country, no less favourably than domestic enterprises in like situations. The National Treatment instrument addresses the treatment of foreign-controlled enterprises after establishment.
The Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations constitute legally binding rules, stipulating progressive, non-discriminatory liberalisation of capital movements, the right of establishment and current invisible transactions (mostly services). All non-conforming measures must be listed in country reservations against the Codes.
This Declaration, first adopted in 1976, constitutes a policy commitment to improve the investment climate, encourage the positive contribution multinational enterprises can make to economic and social progress and minimise and resolve difficulties which may arise from their operations.
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This table shows the ratification status for each of the countries that are parties to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.
9 December 2016 - This Recommendation promotes a broad vision of how international development agencies can work to address corruption, including the bribery of foreign public officials. It calls on countries to encourage their international development agencies to ensure effective measures are in place to manage risks of, and respond to, actual instances of corruption in development co-operation.
Phase 4 focuses closely on enforcement of the Convention and cross-cutting issues tailored to specific country needs as well as outstanding recommendations from Phase 4 and institutional or legislative changes since Phase 3.
Countries’ implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention is monitored by the OECD Working Group on Bribery through a rigorous peer-review monitoring system, which Transparency International calls the “gold standard” of monitoring.
The Guidelines are supported by a unique implementation mechanism of National Contact Points which assists enterprises and their stakeholders to take appropriate measures to further the objectives of the Guidelines