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112 STAT. 3312 PUBLIC LAW 105-366—NOV. 10, 1998 Records. prohibitions contained in the Convention to cover bribes to poUtical parties, party officials, and candidates for poHtical office. (7) ADVANTAGES.—Advantages, in terms of immunities, market access, or otherwise, in the countries or regions served by the organizations descrilsed in section 5(a), the reason for such advantages, and an assessment of progress toward fulfilling the policy described in that section. (8) BRIBERY AND TRANSPARENCY. —An assessment of antibribery programs and transparency with respect to each of the international organizations covered by this Act. (9) PRIVATE SECTOR REVIEW. — A description of the steps taken to ensure full involvement of United States private sector participants and representatives of nongovernmental organizations in the monitoring and implementation of the Convention. (10) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. — In consultation with the private sector participants and representatives of nongovernmental organizations described in paragraph (9), a list of additional means for enlarging the scope of the Convention and otherwise increasing its effectiveness. Such additional means shall include, but not be limited to, improved recordkeeping provisions and the desirability of expanding the applicability of the Convention to additional individuals and organizations and the impact on United States business of section 30A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and sections 104 and 104A of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977. (b) DEFINITION. —For purposes of this section, the term "Convention" means the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions adopted on November 21, 1997, and signed on December 17, 1997, by the United States and 32 other nations. Approved November 10, 1998. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 2375 (H.R. 4353): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 105-802 accompanying H.R. 4353 (Comm. on Commerce). SENATE REPORTS: No. 105-277 (Comm. on Banking, Housing, and Urban Af- fairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 144 (1998): July 31, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 9, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R. 4353. Oct. 14, Senate concurred in House amendment with amendments. Oct. 20, House concurred in a Senate amendment with an amendment and disagreed with other amendments. Oct. 21, Senate receded from certain amendments and concurred in another. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 34 (1998): Nov. 10, Presidential statement.