E N F O R C E M E N T   AND   C O M P L I A N C E

Commerce Anti-Bribery Reports

The Senate and House of Representatives of the United states enacted the International Anti-Bribery and Fair Competition Act (IACFA) on Januray 27, 1998. The IAFCA expressed the interest of Congress in assessing countries' progress on the implementation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transaction (OECD Anti-Bribery Convention).

The IAFCA required that the Secretary of Commerce provide an annual report on the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention not later than July 1, 1999, and annually therefater for five years.

Other Bribery Reports

OECD Anti-Bribery Convention: The OECD Working Group on Bribery Country produces country-specific reports (offsite link) on the implementation of the OECD Anti- Bribery Convention.

Inter-American Convention Against Corruption: Under the Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification of the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption, the President provided annual reports to Congress (offsite link) from 1999 through 2006.

General USG Anti-Corruption Efforts: Under the International Anticorruption and Good Governance Act of 2000 (IAGGA), the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce and the USAID Administrator, prepares reports to Congress (offsite link) that survey USG diplomatic and programmatic anticorruption efforts, as well as host government efforts, in priority countries.