Openness of public procurement markets in key third countries

Dawar, Kamala (2017) Openness of public procurement markets in key third countries. Technical Report. European Parliament.

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This report assesses the openness of public procurement markets in key third countries of interest to the EU. It provides a comparative overview of the regulatory and market access characteristics of the US, Brazil, India, China, Japans’ procurement markets, with reference to the procurement regulation and enforcement within the EU. The report assesses the available data on both the de jure and de facto levels of openness of these markets to put forward some conclusions of value to policy making both within the EU and in its trading relations with key third countries.

This assessment concludes that the lack of comprehensive comparable data on procurement contract awards, particularly at the sub-central level, is not a trivial challenge for policy makers. Nevertheless, it is evident that the liberalisation of procurement markets continues to take place on a strictly reciprocal basis – linked to the offensive interests of governments. Given the slow-down in negotiating mega-regional agreements with comprehensive procurement chapters, the WTO Government Procurement Agreement remains the most efficient and transparent forum for undertaking further liberalisation in public procurement.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Technical Report)
Keywords: Procurement, market access, protectionism
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
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Depositing User: Kamala Dawar
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2017 10:00
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2021 11:55

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