Bribery in international business

Canada - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Monitoring and evaluation

‌‌Canada's Phase 4 Monitoring Report

19/10/2023 - This report details Canada's achievements and challenges in respect to implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, as well as progress made since the Phase 3 evaluation in 2011. 

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Canada's accession

17 December 1999
Deposit of instrument of ratification

15 February 1999
Entry into force of the Convention

14 February 1999
Entry into force of implementing legislation

Monitoring and peer review history

2023 Phase 4 report

2013 Follow-up on Phase 3 report

2011 Phase 3 report

2006 Follow-up on Phase 2 report

2004 Phase 2 report

1999 Phase 1 report

News releases

2023 While important legislative and institutional framework enhancements are welcomed, Canada must boost its efforts to fight foreign bribery

2019 OECD will follow Canadian proceedings addressing allegations of political interference in foreign bribery prosecution

2011 Canada's enforcement of the foreign bribery offence still lagging; must urgently boost efforts to prosecute


Submissions by the private sector and civil society

When launching a new evaluation, the OECD publishes a call for written submissions on the evaluated country. Any submissions/reports received from interested parties are shared with the Working Group on Bribery, used to inform the evaluation process, and subsequently published on the OECD website, subject to agreement from the evaluated country. 



The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.

Full text and related documents

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OECD Working Group on Bribery 

The OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions is responsible for monitoring the implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the 2021 Recommendation and related instruments. The Working Group is made up of representatives from the States Parties to the Convention and meets regularly.

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Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring of implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention takes places in successive phases through a rigorous peer-review monitoring system. 

Description of each phase of evaluation




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