Exporting Corruption 2020: Assessing Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Fewer of the world’s biggest exporters are actively investigating and punishing companies paying bribes abroad, according to a new report released today by Transparency International.

THE ISSUE

Today, more than 20 years after the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-Bribery Convention was adopted, Transparency International released its eighth global report, Exporting Corruption, which shows nearly half of world exports come from countries that fail to punish foreign bribery.

The report rates the performance of 47 leading global exporters, including 43 countries that are signatories of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, and shows how well – or poorly – countries are following the rules. This includes half of all G20 countries and 8 of the top 15 global exporters. Only 4 countries – U.S., U.K., Switzerland and Israel – actively enforce against foreign bribery, compared to seven countries in 2018.

 

Read the full report here.