Bribery in international business

Colombia - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Monitoring and evaluation

‌Colombia's Phase 3 Monitoring Report

19/12/2019 - This report evaluates and details the progress made by Colombia to implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention since its Phase 2 Follow-up report in 2018. 

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Colombia's accession

19 January 2013
Deposit of instrument of ratification

20 November 2012
Entry into force of the Convention

12 July 2011
Entry into force of implementing legislation

Monitoring and peer review history

2021 Phase 3 Follow-up report

2019 Phase 3 report

2018 Phase 2 Follow-up report

2015 Phase 2 report

2012 Phase 1 report

News releases



The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

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

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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 2021 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


 Colombia signs the Anti-Bribery Convention

11/12/2012 - Colombia will become the 40th Party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on 19 January 2013. OECD Deputy Secretary-General Rintaro Tamaki, speaking at a ceremony marking Colombia’s accession in Paris with Colombia’s Minister of Justice Ruth Stella Correa, said:

“Bribery distorts markets and increases the cost of doing business. This month marks the 15th anniversary of the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention, the first and only legally-binding international instrument to focus exclusively on active bribery in business. Colombia’s joining the Convention sends an important signal to governments and business in Latin America of the importance of working together to fight corruption.”


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 Photos from the signing ceremony



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