Bribery in international business

Brazil - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Monitoring and evaluation

High-Level Mission of the OECD Working Group on Bribery to Brazil

On 12-13 November 2019, a High-Level Mission of the OECD Working Group on Bribery met with senior officials in Brasilia to reinforce the message that law enforcement capacity to investigate and prosecute foreign bribery should be preserved in order to ensure that Brazil remains able and committed to meeting its obligations under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. 

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Brazil's accession

24 August 2000 
Deposit of instrument of ratification

23 October 2000
Entry into force of the Convention

11 June 2002
Entry into force of implementing legislation

Monitoring and peer review history

2017 Follow-up to Phase 3 report

2014 Phase 3 report

2010 Follow-up on Phase 2 report

2007 Phase 2 report

2004 Phase 1 report

News releases

2019 Brazil must immediately end threats to independence and capacity of law enforcement to fight corruption l also available in Portuguese

2019 Law enforcement capacity in Brazil to investigate and prosecute foreign bribery seriously threatened, says OECD Working Group on Bribery | also available in Portuguese

2019 Abuse of authority provisions adopted by the Senate raise concerns over Brazil’s capacity to ensure independence of prosecutors and judges in fighting corruption

2014 Brazil closes legal loophole on foreign bribery: OECD hopes this will now translate into stepped up enforcement | also available in Portuguese

2007 Brazil should strengthen corporate liability laws on foreign bribery, says OECD



The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.

Full text and related documents

All country reports


OECD Working Group on Bribery 

The OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions is responsible for monitoring the implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the 2009 Recommendation and related instruments. The Working Group is made up of representatives from the States Parties to the Convention and meets regularly.

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Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring of implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention takes places in successive phases through a rigorous peer-review monitoring system. 

Description of each phase of evaluation




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