The Federal Anti-corruption Law for Government Procurement became effective on April 26, 2012.

The purpose of the law is to impose liability and penalties on national and foreign individuals and entities for violations incurred during federal procurement processes, as well as in international transactions with foreign government agencies.

Penalties consist of fines and disqualification to enter into agreements with federal agencies ranging from 3 months to 10 years.

Any person incurring a violation of the law may admit liability in order to resort to leniency of up to 70% of the applicable fines.