Tag: Anti-corruption

US-Kenya FTA Negotiations: Procurement

On July 8, the United States and the Republic of Kenya launched negotiations of a free trade agreement (FTA). Both countries have set out their objectives for the negotiations. The U.S. aims for government procurement mirror its objectives for the

WTO Examines Korea’s Procurement Policies

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In mid-October, the WTO conducted its 7th review of Korea’s trade policies and practices. This post highlights elements of the Trade Policy Review (TPR) that relate to Korea’s government procurement, including: the decline in purchases of foreign products

Anti-corruption: Analyses from the Wilson Center

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Recently, the Wilson Center highlighted the ongoing challenges of corruption in a collection of essays, Wilson Perspectives: Combatting Corruption. The series provides “snapshots” of how specific countries, in particular, Brazil, China, Russia and

TPP: US International Trade Commission Report

On May 18th, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released an 800-page report on the likely impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement on the U.S. economy as a whole and on specific industry sectors, as well as on the interests of U.S.

TTIP Procurement: Greenpeace-Leaked Text

On May 2, Greenpeace published online a number of leaked negotiating documents from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The documents are not dated, but most likely do not reflect the results of the 13th round of negotiations, which

Ukraine: Approved for GPA Membership

On November 11th, the WTO Committee on Government Procurement (Committee) approved Ukraine’s accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). Ukraine’s membership in the GPA will help it “strengthen good governance in the area of public

Ukraine: Time to Join the GPA?

Joining the GPA would strengthen Ukraine’s procurement system and buttress its efforts to fight corruption. In a recent article (June 14, 2014), the Economist reported on efforts in Ukraine to reverse the “runaway corruption” that characterized the rule

Anti-Corruption Provisions for 21st Century FTAs

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A recent posting recommended the inclusion of strong anti-corruption provisions in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In a related posting on the FCPA blog, Nadine Tushe has considered the evolution of anti-corruption provisions in

Anti-corruption Provisions for Procurement in TTIP

The TTIP Procurement Chapter should incorporate strong anti-corruption provisions. A new European Commission report, which examined corruption in the European Union (EU), concluded that public procurement in the Member States is particularly prone to