The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are free trade agreements (FTAs) that will include government procurement chapters. The goal of the TPP procurement negotiations, as in other FTAs, is relatively straightforward. It is to open comparable procurement among the TPP partners and develop rules to ensure that the procurement is conducted in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory manner. By contrast, the TTIP negotiations are . . .
This posting by Jean Heilman Grier was published in America’s Trade Policy, a blog of the Wilson Center, on September 16, 2014.