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Exporting Corruption 2020

Data - Exporting Corruption 2020


Active Enforcement level
39 Investigations opened

Switzerland actively enforces against foreign bribery. The country accounts for 2 per cent of global exports, and between 2016 and 2019, it opened 39 investigations and 3 cases against foreign bribery.

In addition, Switzerland closed 12 cases with sanctions during this time. Despite these positive steps, greater transparency of enforcement data and beneficial ownership information is needed, along with more adequate whistleblower protection in the private sector. In addition, Switzerland should improve and enlarge the scope of the Anti-Money Laundering Act and develop corporate compliance standards and a clearly defined framework of voluntary disclosure for companies.

The decentralized nature of the Swiss enforcement system presents challenges in combatting foreign bribery, as does the limited collaboration between federal and cantonal authorities.