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Exporting Corruption

Data - Exporting Corruption

Costa Rica

Limited Enforcement level
2 Investigations opened

Costa Rica demonstrates limited enforcement against companies bribing abroad. Costa Rica accounts for 0.1 per cent of global exports and opened 2 investigations from 2016 to 2019, without commencing or concluding any cases during this period.

In addition, the definition of the foreign bribery offence in Costa Rica does not cover some of the most common means of committing this crime and requires proof of direct intent.

This could leave most cases of foreign bribery committed through intermediaries unpunished.