27/11/2020 - Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean commit to remain actively engaged in anti-corruption enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic, and work together to ensure that corruption-related challenges are effectively addressed.
This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in the United States.
The United States continues to demonstrate an increasing level of anti-bribery enforcement, having convicted or sanctioned 174 companies and 115 individuals for foreign bribery and related offences under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) between September 2010 and July 2019.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery has, since 2013, repeatedly urged Poland to reform its laws to ensure it can effectively investigate and prosecute foreign bribery. Since then, the legislative changes to the Polish judicial system have raised further concern about Poland’s implementation of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Anti-Bribery Convention).
Foreign bribery enforcement has ramped up in the Netherlands following the establishment of specialised investigative and prosecutorial teams. Nevertheless, only a small number of cases have been concluded in relation to the size and risk profile of the Dutch economy: just seven companies and two individuals have been sanctioned in five foreign bribery cases to date, all through non-trial resolutions.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery remains seriously concerned about the lack of foreign bribery enforcement in Finland following a series of acquittals, between 2013 and 2016, and as discussed in the country’s 2017 Phase 4 evaluation report. No foreign bribery case has been detected, investigated or prosecuted since the Phase 4 report.
Governments and regulators should urgently work together to improve the data used for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, according to a new OECD report.
8 July 2020 - Egypt has committed to a proactive reform agenda to improve the business climate, attract more foreign and domestic investment, and reap the benefits of openness to FDI and participation in global value chains.
Investment treaty policy makers are increasingly faced with pressures to integrate policies relating to business responsibilities into investment treaties. As policy makers contemplate whether and how to respond in their particular field, they need to understand the broader framework for business responsibilities.
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Esta declaración conjunta subraya el compromiso de las organizaciones internacionales de apoyar a los Estados de América Latina y el Caribe, a las empresas, a las organizaciones de empleadores y de trabajadores, así como a otras partes interesadas, para abordar los desafíos sin precedentes que plantea la pandemia del COVID-19.