Tag: China Government Procurement

China and CPTPP: Government Procurement

China formally applied for membership in the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in September 2021. In order for it to accede to that 11-member agreement, it will need to meet the CPTPP’s high government procurement standards.

China Removes Foreign IT Products from Procurement List

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According to a recent report by Reuters, the Chinese Government has significantly reduced the number of foreign products on its central government procurement list. In its analysis, Reuters found that products of top U.S. technology companies, including

China’s 2014 Offer Advances GPA Accession

China’s latest offer moves toward coverage commensurate with the GPA parties.  China advanced its negotiations to join the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) with the recent submission of its 6th offer. That offer, submitted in late December, was in

China’s GPA Accession: U.S. Industry Identifies Deficiencies

The American Chamber of Commerce in China has pointed out deficiencies in China’s GPA offers that will need to be addressed to bring the procurement China will cover under the GPA to the level of other parties. As noted in an earlier posting, China

Modest Improvements in China’s 2013 GPA Offer, Obstacles Remain

Despite some improvements, China’s latest GPA offer has only slightly narrowed the gap with the coverage of current GPA Parties.   A recent posting outlined China’s slow progress over the past 12 years to meet its 2001 WTO commitment to join the

Will China’s Negotiations to Accede to the GPA Conclude in 2014?

In 2014, China should fulfill its WTO commitment to join the Government Procurement Agreement.  At the 24th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in December, China committed to “accelerate” its negotiations to accede to the WTO

International Government Procurement Developments in 2013

The international procurement system made modest gains in 2013 with promises for more progress in 2014. For the United States, the primary developments in international procurement centered on the negotiations of two major regional trade agreements.  The