Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre Independent Commission Against Corruption "Starting-Up Right!" Tips for achieving Business Excellence
A start-up owner who has submitted application for a funding programme: 'It is really difficult to stand out amongst thousands of start-ups...  Perhaps I could send some gifts to the panel members to show my "sincerity"?'
Start-up Mentor: 'DON'T! You are definitely offering a bribe if you do so.  Check out the four "A"s that constitute a corruption offence.'
Four "A"s of Corruption
Offering to an for inducing or rewarding the agent's without his/her 's is an offence


Important Note!

Both accepting and offering of bribe are offences Both accepting and offering of bribe are offences
Approval should be given by the Principal of the acceptor, not the offeror Approval should be given by the Principal of the acceptor, not the offeror
Maximum penalty: 7 years' imprisonment and a fine of $500,000 Maximum penalty: 7 years' imprisonment and a fine of $500,000


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"Starting-Up Right!"
Tips for achieving Business Excellence - Online Article Series

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#2: License Application

#3: Procurement

#4: Proprietary Information

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Last update date: 26 Jun 2018