Business Corruption in Sweden
Corruption is not an obstacle to doing business in Sweden. Sweden's Penal Code criminalises most forms of corruption, and a strong rule of law exists in the country. However, municipal-level procurement is identified as a corruption risk. Swedish legislation does not make a distinction between bribery and facilitation payments, meaning there is no exception for facilitation payments. Companies should be aware the Code on Gifts, Rewards and other Benefits in Business has been published as a supplement to changes made to the Penal Code (in Swedish). The OECD Working Group on bribery recognises the efforts made by Sweden to enforce its foreign bribery offence.
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