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How does the Bribery Act 2010 impact the shipping industry and businesses?

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30 October 2018

The Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 hears evidence from professionals in the shipping industry, business integrity, exporters and SMEs about bribery cases, the challenges facing the shipping industry, and what improvements could be made among other issues.

Witnesses

Tuesday 30 October in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.35am

  • Cecilia Müller Torbrand, Program Director, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)
  • Mark Jackson, CEO, Baltic Exchange
  • Tim Springett, Policy Director, Employment and Legal, UK Chamber of Shipping

At 11.35am

  • Brook Horowitz, CEO, IBLF Global
  • Phil Mason, Senior Anti-corruption Adviser, Department for International Development
  • Dominic Le Moignan, Director of Government Projects, GovRisk

Possible questions

  • How often do you think the British shipping industry encounters bribery in their day-to-day shipping operations?
  • What are the biggest challenges in terms of anti-corruption prevention facing the shipping industry? 
  • How does the shipping industry deal with countries where demands for ‘facilitation payments' are more common?
  • What does the Government currently do to assist shipping companies with understanding and complying with the Bribery Act 2010?
  • Have UK exporters and their sub-contractors developed effective anti-bribery policies as a result of the Bribery Act?
  • Has the Bribery Act deterred British companies from exporting abroad, or otherwise harmed their competitiveness in relation to companies from countries with less stringent anti-bribery measures?
  • Given that the Bribery Act makes no allowances for facilitation payments, how can exporters deal with situations in which they might face various, sometimes subtle, forms of coercion to pay bribes?
  • How does the Bribery Act compare with equivalent legislation in other countries?

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