Tag: EU-Japan trade agreement

Application of Reciprocity under the GPA

An article, “GPA Reciprocal Conditions: Leverage for Bilateral Agreements,” provides a comprehensive examination of the restrictions that parties to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) apply to the procurement that they cover under

US-Japan Reach Initial Trade Agreements

This post explores the White House’s September 16th announcement that the United States had reached two agreements with Japan: “an initial trade agreement regarding tariff barriers” and another on digital trade. The administration also plans “further

Converging Procurement Systems

ITEM OF NOTE A paper, Converging Procurement Systems: Developments in 2018, was presented at the annual Thomas Reuters’ Government Contracts Year in Review Conference in February. It examines developments in the international procurement arena in 2018,

2019 Government Procurement: Prospects

This post considers the prospects for developments relating to government procurement in the international arena in 2019. They include the Trump administration’s aims to obtain approval of the replacement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

EU-Japan FTA: Examining Procurement Commitments

A July 2017 post outlined the procurement results of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and Japan. Since then, the two parties have finalized their free trade agreement and published the texts. This post examines the