Bribery in international business

Netherlands - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Monitoring and evaluation

‌Netherlands Phase 4 Monitoring Report

05/11/2020 - This report details the Netherlands' achievements and challenges in respect to implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, as well as progress made since the Phase 3 evaluation in 2012. 

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Netherlands' accession

12 January 2001
Deposit of instrument of ratification

13 March 2001 
Entry into force of the Convention

1 February 2001
Entry into force of implementing legislation

Monitoring and peer review history

2022 Follow-up to Phase 4 report

2021 Follow-up to Phase 4 report

2020 Phase 4 report

2015 Follow-up to Phase 3 report

2012 Phase 3 report

2008 Follow-up to Phase 2 report

2006 Phase 2 report

2001 Phase 1 report

News releases

2020 The Netherlands has increased foreign bribery enforcement but there are concerns about the number of concluded cases to date




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




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