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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.
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 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.
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 Recommendation was adopted by the OECD in order to enhance the ability of the 39 States Parties to the Anti-Bribery Convention to prevent, detect and investigate allegations of foreign bribery.
The National Treatment instrument stipulates that adhering countries shall accord to foreign-controlled enterprises on their territories treatment no less favourable than that accorded in like situations to domestic enterprises.
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.
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).
07/11/12 - the OECD and the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions concluded a Memorandum of Understanding to promote respect by multinational enterprises of the new human rights chapter of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights upon which the OECD Guidelines are based.
The Working Group is responsible for monitoring the implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the 2009 Anti-Bribery Recommendation and related instruments.