Bribery in international business

Implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention: High Priority Unimplemented Recommendations


The OECD Working Group on Bribery monitors compliance with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and makes tailored recommendations to each of the 44 Parties to the Convention to improve anti-bribery laws and enforcement. In the event that a Party to the Convention has continuously failed to adequately implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the Working Group can employ additional measures to address this, such as labelling any significant or longstanding unimplemented recommendation made to the evaluated country as a "high priority unimplemented recommendation" on the OECD website.


High-Priority Unimplemented Recommendations

Russian Federation

Text of Recommendations:

Recommendation 10(a)(i): “Amend the law in order to … expand the scope of the offence of foreign bribery, to include the "promising" and "offering" of a bribe as offences”;

Recommendation 10(a)(iii): “Amend the law in order to … eliminate the defence of "effective regret" as it applies to foreign bribery; and

Recommendation 10(a)(iv): “Amend the law in order to …  exclude the application of the defence of economic extortion from the offence of foreign bribery”


News release, 13/12/2019: Russsia is ready for its Phase 3 evaluation once it fulfils high-priority recommendation


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