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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 28, 2001


State and Commerce Department Briefing on Anti-Bribery Report

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs E. Anthony Wayne and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Agreements Compliance Stephen P. Jacobs will brief the press on their departments' third annual reports to Congress on Implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Friday, June 29 at 12:00 in the State Department's Foreign Press Center, Suite 800, National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W.

The State Department Report, "Battling International Bribery 2001", deals with enforcement and monitoring of the OECD Convention. The Commerce Department Report, "Addressing the Challenges of International Bribery and Fair Competition," addresses the same issues and also reports on advantages that may accrue to international satellite organizations as a result of privileges and immunities granted by treaty and U.S. law.

The State Department report is required by Senate Resolution and the Commerce Department Report is required by the International Anti-Bribery and Fair Competition Act of 1998.

For more information, contact Bill Wanlund, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, (202) 647-2744; e-mail wanlundwh@state.gov or Jeffrey Joseph, Foreign Press Center, (202) 661-8944; e-mail jjoseph@pd.state.gov. This briefing is open to all credentialed media representatives.


Released on June 28, 2001

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