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Exporting Corruption 2020

Data - Exporting Corruption 2020

New Zealand

Limited Enforcement level
7 Investigations opened

New Zealand demonstrates limited enforcement against companies bribing abroad. The country accounts for 0.2 per cent of global exports, and between 2016 and 2019, it opened seven investigations into foreign bribery. No cases were either opened or closed with sanctions during this time.

Only limited enforcement information can be found through the Serious Fraud Office and Crown Law Office. New Zealand has no central register of beneficial ownership for companies or trusts.

Although its legislative framework is equipped to combat foreign bribery, the country falls short in enforcement and protection for whistleblowers.