Foreign Government Resources

Australian businesses operating overseas must also comply with the bribery and corruption laws of the country in which they are operating. Find foreign government resources to assist your business to achieve compliance in overseas jurisdictions, including resources from the United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. 

Resources from Foreign Governments

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This guidance document is designed to help businesses understand the procedures they can put in place to prevent bribery and meet the requirements of the UK Bribery Act 2010. The guidance sets out six guiding principles, supported by examples and hypothetical scenarios. The resource also gives an overview of sections relevant to businesses in the UK Act.

This comprehensive guidance document provides a detailed analysis of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and its enforcement. Topics include who and what is covered by the FCPA, the jurisdictional reach of the FCPA, relevant definitions and features of effective compliance programs. The guidance also contains hypotheticals, examples of enforcement actions and summaries of applicable case law.

This resource is used by prosecutors at the United States Department of Justice to assist their evaluation of the effectiveness of a corporation’s compliance program. The sample topics and questions contained in the resource may also assist businesses to self-assess their own compliance programs and ensure their programs are well-designed, adequately resourced, empowered to function effectively and work in practice.

Authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) can investigate and prosecute foreign bribery that took place outside of the UK. This includes where UK citizens are involved, if some of the conduct occurred in the UK or for foreign companies that 'carry out business or part of a business', or are listed in the UK. This portal puts you in touch with the correct authorities in the UK if you wish to report foreign bribery. An A-Z of company cases is included.

United States (US) authorities investigate and prosecute foreign bribery that takes place outside of the US, including where US citizens are involved, where payments are in US dollars and where companies are 'issuers' in US capital markets. This policy sets out the US Department of Justice's policy for giving significant discounts in penalty and circumstances in which authorities may not prosecute. Scroll down to view.

This resource contains guidance to help Singapore businesses to develop and implement anti-corruption systems by following four key steps: ‘pledge’, ‘assess’, ‘control and communicate’ and ‘track’. The guidance also contains case studies, links to additional resources and sample versions of anti-corruption policies, codes of conduct, declaration forms for gifts and entertainment and conflicts of interest, and a risk assessment checklist.

This website provides a diverse range of resources to assist Hong Kong businesses to prevent bribery and corruption. The website contains links to practical guides, tools, best practice checklists and training and includes sector and industry-specific information. This website is available in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Seek to understand key anti-bribery and corruption laws in China with this online resource. A range of topics relevant to the enforcement of bribery and corruption laws in China are covered including key legislation, offences, penalties and enforcement agencies. This resource also provides information about corporate liability for the acts of intermediaries and the liability of individuals.