Bribery in international business

Colombia - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Entry into force of the Convention: 19 January 2013

Deposit of instrument of ratification/acceptance: 20 November 2012

Entry into of implementing legislation: 12 July 2011

Implementation and enforcement

This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Colombia.


Monitoring reports

2019 Phase 3 report

2018 Phase 2 Follow-up report

2015 Phase 2 report

2012 Phase 1 report





The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.

Full text and related documents


Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring of implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention takes places in successive phases through a rigorous peer-review monitoring system. 

Description of each phase of evaluation


Signatory countries

Reports relating to all signatory countries are published following peer review examinations conducted by the OECD Working Group on Bribery

Country reports


Data on enforcement

The enforcement data includes the number of criminal, administrative and civil cases of foreign bribery that have resulted in a final disposition, such as a criminal conviction or acquittal, or similar findings under an administrative or civil procedure.

Data on enforcement

OECD Foreign Bribery Report


Colombia signs the Anti-Bribery Convention

11/12/2012 - Colombia will become the 40th Party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on 19 January 2013. OECD Deputy Secretary-General Rintaro Tamaki, speaking at a ceremony marking Colombia’s accession in Paris with Colombia’s Minister of Justice Ruth Stella Correa, said:

“Bribery distorts markets and increases the cost of doing business. This month marks the 15th anniversary of the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention, the first and only legally-binding international instrument to focus exclusively on active bribery in business. Colombia’s joining the Convention sends an important signal to governments and business in Latin America of the importance of working together to fight corruption.”

Full text of the news release

 French version

 Spanish version

 Photos from the signing ceremony



La OCDE acoge con satisfacción los esfuerzos de Colombia para combatir el cohecho internacional y le anima a movilizar en esa lucha a las principales autoridades del gobierno y organismos públicos encargados de velar por el cumplimiento de las leyes


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