The International Standard of Organization, ISO, which is a United Nations agency charged with the responsibility of overseeing international trade and reducing the risk of crime and terrorism, has developed guidelines and policies related to the enforcement of anti-bribery and other standards.

The United States has amended its national laws related to the anti-bribery and other anti-competition laws based on those adopted by ISO 37001 USA. The U.S. International Trade Administration also contributes to the formation of international standard standards related to standards for managing transactions. This includes responsibilities for establishing the criteria for classification and resale, identifying the sources of protection provided for trade products, and developing procedures for maintaining adequate levels of safety and security.

Companies that have signed and comply with ISO standards can do so without having to alter their business structures substantially. However, many companies find it necessary to change their systems because they must recognize the significant potential costs and benefits of doing so.