Bribery in international business

Implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention: High Priority Unimplemented Recommendations


The OECD Working Group on Bribery monitors compliance with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and makes tailored recommendations to each of the 44 Parties to the Convention to improve anti-bribery laws and enforcement. In the event that a Party to the Convention has continuously failed to adequately implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the Working Group can employ additional measures to address this, such as labelling any significant or longstanding unimplemented recommendation made to the evaluated country as a "high priority unimplemented recommendation" on the OECD website.

High-Priority Unimplemented Recommendations

Russian Federation

Text of Recommendation: With respect to the offence of foreign bribery, the Working Group recommends that Russia: (i) expand the scope of the offence of foreign bribery, to include the “promising” and “offering” of a bribe as offences; and (ii) eliminate the defences of effective regret and economic extortion for foreign bribery.

News release, 13/12/2019: Russsia is ready for its Phase 3 evaluation once it fulfils high-priority recommendation


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