In 2021, the OECD Working Group on Bribery launched its fourth phase of monitoring the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in France.
Call for written submissions
To assist this evaluation process, the OECD calls for interested parties to provide written submissions on Italy's efforts to implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and to fight the bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions. All submissions received will be shared with the OECD Working Group on Bribery (OECD WGB) and used to inform the evaluation process, including the on-site visit. If the evaluated country consents, the OECD may publish these submissions on its website.
Email your submission by 9 April 2021 with your complete contact information to Thea.CHUBINIDZE@oecd.org.
Participation in on-site visit
From 3-12 May 2021, an evaluation team representing the OECD WGB will schedule meetings with experts in Paris. The on-site visit will take the form of a series of virtual meetings, physical meetings in Paris, or a combination of both depending on the sanitary conditions at the time. The evaluation team is made up of experts from Canada and Switzerland, both WGB member countries, plus staff from the OECD Secretariat. The OECD WGB invites all interested parties from the private sector, civil society, academia, media, and others to express interest in participating in the on-site visit.
On-site visits by the evaluation team are an effective way to obtain information on a country’s implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention, including the level of enforcement of the foreign bribery offence. Each on-site visit includes panels with non-government representatives to obtain their views on awareness, implementation, and enforcement.
Email your request to participate by 16 April 2021 with your complete contact information to Thea.CHUBINIDZE@oecd.org.
The OECD Secretariat will share these requests with the French authorities. The evaluation team, in consultation with the French authorities, will decide which parties are invited to participate in the on-site visit. Under WGB procedures, the evaluated country can decide to have government representatives observe on-site visit discussions with non-governmental participants.
Possible profile of private sector and civil society participants:
- Companies (including SMEs)
- Trade Unions
Expression of interest to participate in on-site visit: 16 April 2021
On-site visit to Italy: 3-12 May 2021
Phase 4 Report discussed by the OECD Working Group on Bribery: 7-10 December 2021