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OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Published December 17, 1997

The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention) "establishes legally binding standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions and provides for a host of related measures that make this effective. It is the first and only international anti-corruption instrument focused on the 'supply side' of the bribery transaction." It was adopted on December 17, 1997 and entered into force on February 15, 1999.

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