The State of Chile has been developing since a few years ago a process for strengthening and consolidating integrity and transparency of the administration actions so as to obtain a more efficient. Regarding the Constitution, this fact was shown in the text the reform of 2005 added in article 8°, which states that the exercise of public duty requires its employees to fully comply with the integrity principle at all times.
The convention for fighting bribery for foreign public employees in international trade was adopted under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in 1997. OECD developed this international treaty thinking bribery to foreign public employees in international trade occurs mainly in this kind of activities and it is an important threat to development and preservation of democratic institutions, which endangers economic growth and distorts loyal competition.
The convention indicates that its main goal is to achieve that the Member States implement all necessary measures for incriminating bribery in foreign public employees in international trade.
Other goals of the convention
The convention also follows other objectives:
- To legally implement inside the countries the liability of the legal person regarding bribery.
- To sanction money laundering associated to bribery.
- To have countries provide efficient legal assistance including lifting banking secrecy.
- That countries ensure this crime is to be extraditable.
- Convención OCDE para Combatir el Cohecho a Funcionarios Públicos Extranjeros en las Transacciones Comerciales Internacionales – PDF (27 Kb)
- Cartilla Explicativa – Convención OCDE para Combatir el Cohecho a Funcionarios Públicos Extranjeros en las Transacciones Comerciales Internacionales – PDF (152 Kb)
- Tríptico Informativo de Prevención del Cohecho o Soborno – PDF (2 Mb)