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Transparency International in a new report will show many countries are doing little to make sure their multinational companies are not paying bribes to access new and existing markets. The new report will assess how well countries enforced the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in 2012 and will be released on Tuesday, 8 October 2013.
The 40 signatory countries to the OECD Convention are responsible for approximately two-thirds of world exports. As such, the Convention is a key instrument for curbing the practice of foreign bribery on a global scale.
Exporting Corruption Progress Report 2013: Assessing Enforcement of the OECD Convention on Combating Foreign Bribery will evaluate the strength of government measures taken to enforce the Convention. The Convention is a collective agreement among major exporting countries which aims to crack down on the practice of bribing foreign officials - behaviour often undertaken in order to win contracts or dodge local regulations.
The full report will be available at www.transparency.org on Tuesday, 8 October 2013 at 8 am Berlin time.
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