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Anti-corruption report shows global failure of punishment to bribing foreign officials


Devdiscourse News Desk 12 Sep 2018, 10:09 PM
Anti-corruption report shows global failure of punishment to bribing foreign officials
  • Thirty-three countries, accounting for 52 percent of world exports, had limited or little enforcement, including Canada, New Zealand, China, India, Japan, and Ireland. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Berlin, Sep 12 (AP) Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International said on Wednesday more than half of the global exports come from countries that regularly fail to punish bribing of foreign officials.

In its independent assessment of compliance with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the agency said only 11 of 44 jurisdictions conduct active or moderate enforcement, including Germany, Israel, Britain, the US, Australia, and Sweden. Together, the 11 account for 30.8 percent of world exports.

Thirty-three countries, accounting for 52 percent of world exports, had limited or little enforcement, including Canada, New Zealand, China, India, Japan, and Ireland.

China and India aren't party to the OECD convention but are signatories to the UN Convention on Corruption which also calls for enforcement against bribery abroad.

Transparency says it's "unacceptable so much of world trade is susceptible to consequence-free corruption."

(With inputs from agencies.)


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