Help improve employees' knowledge of global anti-bribery laws with these three training points.
- Small Facilitation Payments under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
The FCPA permits small facilitation payments under limited circumstances if paid to foreign officials for speeding up or securing the performance of certain ministerial functions (such as approving paperwork otherwise in order) that are a routine part of the official’s job.
- Liability for Bribery under the UK Bribery Act
If the bribery offense is committed in the UK, then any citizen of any country could be held liable. If the bribery occurs in any other country, then the individual would need to be closely connected to the UK, such as being a UK citizen, in order to be convicted.
- Relevance of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-Bribery Convention
The OECD itself does not have the authority to enforce anti-corruption laws in participating countries. However, it does perform peer-driven monitoring of the actions of its members. This monitoring consists of reviewing the laws a country enacts to conform to the Anti-Bribery Convention and reviewing how well the laws are being enforced by the government of the country.