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.
2019 Phase 3 report
2015 Phase 2 report
2012 Phase 1 report
News releases2019 OECD welcomes foreign bribery enforcement efforts and urges Colombia to mobilise key government and law enforcement agencies in the fight against foreign bribery l Also available in Spanish
2015 Colombia needs to address major loopholes to hold companies liable for foreign bribery, says OECD
Also available in Spanish
The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.
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.
Reports relating to all signatory countries are published following peer review examinations conducted by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
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.
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.”
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