article 164 – draft amendment

Article 164 (Bribery of company or enterprise personnel) Whoever, for the purpose of seeking illegitimate benefits, gives money or property to any employee of a company, an enterprise or other units, if the amount involved is relatively large, shall be sentenced to fixed- term imprisonment of not more than three years or criminal detention; if the amount involved is huge, he shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than three years but not more than 10 years and shall also be fined.

Whoever, for the purpose of seeking illegitimate commercial benefits, gives money or property to a civil servant of a foreign state or to an official or international public organizations shall be sentenced according to the preceding paragraph.

Where a unit commits the crime as mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, it shall be fined, and the persons who are directly in charge and the other persons who are directly responsible for the crime shall be punished according to the provisions in the preceding paragraphs.

Any briber who confesses the bribery voluntarily prior to prosecution may be given a mitigated punishment or be exempted from punishment.

Current version

Article 164 Whoever, for the purpose of seeking illegitimate benefits, gives money or property to any employee of a company or enterprise, if the amount involved is relatively large, shall be sentenced to fixed- term imprisonment of not more than three years or criminal detention; if the amount involved is huge, he shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than three years but not more than 10 years and shall also be fined.

Where a unit commits the crime as mentioned in the preceding paragraph, it shall be fined, and the persons who are directly in charge and the other persons who are directly responsible for the crime shall be punished according to the provisions in the preceding paragraph.

Any briber who confesses the bribery voluntarily prior to prosecution may be given a mitigated punishment or be exempted from punishment.

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