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The Corner House’s complaint alleged that the companies had violated the Guidelines’ bribery provision, by refusing to provide details of their agents and their commissions to the UK Government’s Export Credit Guarantee Department.
In May 2005, the UK NCP accepted the complaint and forwarded it to the Multinational for comment. Airbus was referred to the French NCP but other action has been suspended allegedly because the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) engaged in consultation about payments through agents.
OECD Watch case story page: http://oecdwatch.org/cases/Case_76