Worldwide: Global GCN Survey: Commercial Bribery Prohibitions and Enforcement

Welcome to our very first worldwide GCN study. The subject of our very first study * which covered 74 is commercial bribery. With our global GCN network, we set out to find responses to the following 6 concerns:

Is commercial bribery a crime in your nation?

If commercial bribery is a crime, may the allurement provider and the recipient be penalized?

Does the restriction used to (i) people, (ii) business or (iii) both?

If commercial bribery is not a crime in your nation, is it restricted by other laws (e.g. unjust competition and so on)?

How active are your local police to impose commercial bribery in your jurisdiction?

To the very best of your understanding, the number of commercial bribery procedures happened in your jurisdiction over the previous 3 years?

Here are our exiting outcomes:

Is commercial bribery a crime is your nation?

54 from 74 nations responded that there are arrangement makings commercial bribery a crime. In 5 nations, commercial bribery is just a criminal offense if unique situations use, e.g. if there is some nexus to a public body. Simply 15 nations responded that commercial bribery is not covered by a criminal arrangement.

If commercial bribery is not a crime in your nation, is it forbidden by other laws (e.g. unjust competition and so on)?

There were 15 nations where commercial bribery was not a crime. 8 of these 15 nations do not forbid commercial bribery by other laws. In the other 7 nations, commercial bribery is covered e.g. as scams or unjust competition.

If commercial bribery is a crime, may the allurement provider and the recipient be penalized?

From the 59 nations where commercial bribery is a crime, there are 2 nations (Qatar and the UAE) where the allurement provider is not punishable.

May just the people or also business be held criminally responsible?

In the bulk of nations (45), people and business can be held criminally accountable. In 14 nations just, people are straight covered by the criminal restriction.

How active are your local police to impose commercial bribery in your jurisdiction?

The individuals of our research study reported that in many of the nations where commercial bribery is a crime the authorities are either reasonably active (21) or very active (15).

To the very best of your understanding, the number of commercial bribery procedures happened in your jurisdiction over the previous 3 years?

Since in most nations, there are no public records, the individuals of our study approximated the variety of commercial bribery procedures throughout the previous year.