Construction sector in Argentina
Lead NCPArgentina
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the NGO Centro de Investigación y Prevención de la Criminalidad Económica (CIPCE) regarding the activities of SKANSKA, a Swedish multinational enterprise operating in Argentina.
Theme(s)Combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion, Taxation
Date19 Nov 2007
Host country(ies)Argentina
Industry sectorConstruction

In November 2007, the NCP received a request for review from the NGO Centro de Investigación y Prevención de la Criminalidad Económica alleging that a Swedish multinational was breaching the combating bribery and taxation provisions of the Guidelines.

The initial specific instance was concluded in September 2008 due to an alleged breaching in the non-disclosure agreement between the parties. In May 2009 a new submission was made by CIPCE based on alleged new elements which they considered to relate to the specific instance and the alleged breaches. The ANCP encouraged the enterprise reconsider its position and negotiate with the NGO, but they were not willing to do so, arguing that it had lost confidence in the NGO's intentions. Given these circumstances the specific instance is considered concluded as of 26 September 2008.