Are facilitation payments regulated? If not, what is the general approach to such payments?

Bribery & Corruption

India Small Flag India

Facilitation payments made to a public servant (unless permitted under their rules of service) are considered as gratification, attracting prosecution and penal provisions under PCA and other anti-corruption legislations (as detailed above) depending amount the nature of the offence and the transaction involved.

Angola Small Flag Angola

Facilitation payments are included in the concept of attribution of undue advantages and are, therefore, considered a crime under Angolan legal framework.

See our answer 7.

Portugal Small Flag Portugal

See: answer to question 7.

Updated: April 10, 2018