TRACE: “2014 Global Enforcement Report – Key Findings “

“ A number of developments and ongoing trends can be drawn from the GER 2014:

Non-U.S. enforcement actions have more than doubled since 2012, and in 2014 non-U.S. enforcement actions concerning bribery of foreign officials outnumbered U.S. enforcement actions. (See Figure 3.)

Whereas almost 40% of all U.S. investigations concerning bribery of foreign officials involved non-U.S. companies or individuals, only 24% of U.S. enforcement actions concerning bribery of foreign officials from 1977 to 2014 involved non-U.S. companies or individuals. (See Figure 4, Figure 5.)

Companies or individuals from Europe made up approximately 66% of U.S. investigations and 82% of U.S. enforcement actions concerning bribery of foreign officials from 1977 to 2014 that involved non-U.S. companies or individuals. (See Figure 4, Figure 5.)

The vast majority of non-U.S. investigations (93%) and non-U.S. enforcement actions (96%) concerning bribery of foreign officials from 1977 to 2014 were conducted by OECD members.
(See Figure 6, Figure 7.)

More than twice as many countries investigated bribery of their domestic officials as have brought enforcement actions concerning bribery of domestic officials from 1977 to 2014.
(See Figure 8, Figure 9.)

Since 1977, Chinese and Iraqi officials have been at the center of most enforcement events, followed by officials in Nigeria, India, Russia, Brazil and Indonesia. (See Figure 10.)

The Extractive Industries face the brunt of all investigations and enforcement actions concerning bribery of domestic and foreign officials. (See Figures 11 through 14.)

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