Price of Bribes to Obtain Logging Permits

A report published by the United Nations Environment Programme and Interpol stated that illegal loggers pay between $25,000 to $50,000 for permits from government officials that allow them to log in restricted areas. Illegal loggers in Indonesia pay officials between 10 to 40 percent of the value of the logging deal.

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DVD Sales in Ahmedabad, India

The illegal trade in pirated DVDs in Ahmedabad, India is estimated to be worth $18 Million (1 Billion Indian Rupees). There are over 200 street vendors and 100 shops that sell pirated movies on DVDs in the city.The stores sell pirated movies of Bollywood films, Hollywood movies, television shows and porn.

A seller told the media that he sells around 100 DVDs a day and makes between $0.36 to $0.54 (20 to 30 Rupees) for each pirated copy he sells. Out of that total, he pays the police $0.18 (10 Rupees) as a bribe.

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Bribes paid in Czech Republic

According to a survey conducted by Transparency International Czech Republic, the typical bribe paid in the Czech Republic was between $248 to $497 (5,000 to 10,000 Czech Koruna). The majority of the locations where bribes were paid was at vehicle testing locations where car emissions are tested, health centers for better service, and traffic cops.

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Business Necessity of Paying Bribes

A study by Gallop found that two out of three adults around the world believe that corrupt activities are occurring at the businesses in their own country. 60 percent of United States citizens and Canadians believe that corruption is a common occurrence at their workplace. In Sub-Sahara Africa, 76 percent of its residents feel that corruption takes place in business.Nearly 90 percent of residents in Indonesia feel that corruption is a problem in their country.

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Punishment of Communist Party Members in Vietnam Between 2007 to 2012

According to the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, between 2007 and 2012 nearly 3,000 members of the Communist Party of Vietnam was punished for corruption activities. Reports by the media claim that citizens in Vietnam believe that paying bribes is necessary in order to obtain public services such as health care and education.

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