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MEDIA ADVISORY: Foreign bribery and OECD countries: a hollow commitment?

Foreign bribery and OECD countries: a hollow commitment?

Transparency International (TI) will, on 23 June, publish its 2009 Progress Report on the OECD Anti-bribery Convention , a report assessing the extent to which 36 signatory states are enforcing the ban on foreign bribery by companies based in their countries. These countries account for the majority of global exports and foreign investment.

The fifth annual report also includes major non-OECD exporters China, India and Russia. Case studies of recent investigations and prosecutions involving bribery schemes by major corporations are highlighted as well.

Press conference

23 June, 2009
14.00 hrs

With
Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International
Mark Pieth, Chairman, OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions

Where
Media Centre (Room CC1)
OECD Conference Centre
2, rue André Pascal
Paris

The report will be available on the TI website on Tuesday 23 June at 12.00 GMT (14.00 CET).

Effective enforcement of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials is crucial for putting a stop to international bribery by targeting the supply side of global corruption.

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For any press enquiries please contact

Gypsy Guillén Kaiser
T: +49 30 34 38 20 662
E: ggkaiser@transparency.org