Channel News Asia on 12th September carried an article about a Transparency International report which says that countries that strictly enforce a worldwide pact against foreign bribery are far outnumbered and outweighed by those that turn a blind eye.  It alleged that 22 countries accounting for nearly 40% of global exports practice “little or no enforcement” of the OECD 1997 Anti-Bribery Convention, which requires signatories to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials.  The list includes China and India, but also signatories like Mexico, Japan or Finland.  Just 7 countries (accounting for 27% of global exports), the US, Germany, the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Norway and Israel are classed as “active” enforcers of the agreement

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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