Alleged corruption issues in Iraq
Lead NCPGermany
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by an NGO regarding the activities of 57 German multinational enterprises operating in Iraq.
Theme(s)Combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion
Date5 Jun 2007
Host country(ies)Iraq
Industry sectorHuman health and social work activities, Manufacturing, Other service activities
StatusNot accepted

In June 2007 the German NCP received a request for review from an NGO alleging that 57 German multinational enterprises had breached the anti-corruption provisions of the Guidelines in Iraq within the United Nations "oil for food" programme.

The NCP concluded the initial assessment in August 2007, considering that the specific instance did not merit further examination as the 2000 version of the Guidelines was applicable only to investment and corresponding supply chains. The NGO's allegations, however, had only referred to exports.