Tag: Domestic preferences

Preferences and Unilateral Measures in Public Procurement

A paper examines how preferences and unilateral measures impacting procurement are creating tensions in the international trading system. These measures are extending beyond the procurement sector and its international disciplines. They are being

Final Infrastructure Guidance: No Trade Agreement Provisions

The White House’s final guidance on implementing the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA Act), issued on August 14, added no provisions to its proposed guidance for the application of the Act’s ‘Buy America’ preference to

Homeland Security: New Domestic Preference for Uniforms

Congress has again imposed a domestic preference on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) purchase of uniforms and other items related to national security interests. The provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2023 is

India-UAE FTA Advances Global Procurement

A free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with procurement commitments offers an encouraging counterpoint to the stalled WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). While the FTA draws extensively from the GPA’s

A New Book on International Procurement

Newly published by Dalston Press  The International Procurement System: Liberalization & Protectionism  by Jean Heilman Grier International Procurement. The agreements that support it.   The institutions that sustain it.  Its

Biden Administration Revises “Buy American” Rules

The Biden administration has revised “Buy American” rules, consistent with the president’s 2021 Made in America order, to increase the share of American-made content in domestic products and construction material. It amends the rules implementing the

Brazil’s New Public Procurement Law

The George Washington Law School presented a very informative webinar on Brazil’s public procurement market on October 7. Brazilian procurement experts discussed Brazil’s new public procurement law as well as its negotiations to join the

Agencies Implement Trump’s Buy American Orders

In recent weeks, federal agencies have taken measures to implement the president’s directives to maximize the use of American-made products in both federal procurement and non-federal projects undertaken with federal grants. On September 14, the Federal

2020 Trade Barriers Report: Government Procurement

In its 2020 National Trade Estimate on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE), the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) catalogued trade barriers in 63 countries, customs territories and regional associations, including the 50 largest markets for U.S. goods. This

2019 Trade Barriers Report: Government Procurement

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) recently issued the 2019 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE), its annual tally of foreign trade and investment barriers. Government procurement, including “buy national”