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September 2015

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The Bribery Act 2010: Practical Guidance for the UK Shipping Industry (eBook)

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This publication is designed to help shipping companies comply with the regulations outlined in the UK Government’s Bribery Act, 2010. It suggests corporate procedures for preventing bribery and outlines policies, tactics and training for ships’ Masters.

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The book’s primary concern is with bribery prevention. However, it also explains the role of collective action initiatives involving other shipowners, national governments and local authorities. It outlines risk assessments and the associated crew support required when demands for facilitation payments are resisted. A Master’s flowchart is included to illustrate suggested responses and it forms an important training tool for ships’ Masters.

Executive Summary

1          The Bribery Act 2010 and the Purpose of this Guidance

2          Assessing the Risks

3          Demands for Facilitation Payments
4          Prosecutorial Discretion and Self-reporting to the Authorities

5          Collective Action

Annex A          Demands for Facilitation Payments: Master’s Flowchart

World economic growth and the prosperity of the shipping industry are closely linked. The UK shipping industry competes with others in providing transport and services on a global scale. As a place to locate ship operations and provide services to ships as mobile assets, the UK upholds a good reputation for effective governance and honesty. And thanks to the Bribery Act 2010, the UK has one of the strictest anti-corruption regimes in the world.

Upholding high standards is key when faced with challenging incidents in other parts of the world. Demands for facilitation payments remain endemic in places where corruption continues to be rife. This presents difficulties for operators committed to maintaining high standards.

The UK Chamber of Shipping has produced this guidance in the hope that the suggestions to resist and manage such incidents are recognised as a practical means of furthering the ultimate goal of eliminating such demands in the first place.

The UK Chamber of Shipping

The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association and voice of the UK shipping industry. We work with Government, parliament, international organisations and others to champion and protect the industry on behalf of our members.

It is our mission to deliver for our members trusted specialist expertise, lobbying and influence at a UK level on maritime issues across national, European and international government and governmental bodies. By combining the strength of our members with this expertise we will advance the competitive strength of the industry ensuring that the UK remains as a leader in the global maritime business.

Title: The Bribery Act 2010: Practical Guidance for the UK Shipping Industry (eBook)
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 36
Product Code: WS1460EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-693-5 (9781856096935), ISBN 10: 1-85609-693-9 (1856096939)
Published Date: September 2015
Author: UK Chamber of Shipping

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