Tag: Public-private partnerships

EU-Mexico Agreement: Procurement Results

On April 28, the European Union and Mexico concluded negotiations of “the last outstanding element” of their new trade agreement that was announced two years ago. The missing element was “the exact scope” of the opening of their public procurement

EU-Singapore FTA: Procurement Expanded

On February 13, the European Parliament approved the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA). The comprehensive trade agreement will enter into force as soon as Singapore concludes its own internal procedures and both parties complete the final

Public-Private Partnerships: A Djaghe White Paper


  A Djaghe white paper on Public-Private Partnerships examines public-private partnerships (PPPs) generally, as well as their treatment under international trade agreements. It compiles eight posts from Perspectives on Trade that address this topic.

PPPs #6: Malaysia


Malaysia excluded public-private partnerships (PPPs), including build-operate-transfer contracts and public work concessions, from its commitments under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. It was one of three TPP participants to do so (the others

PPPs #5: Treasury Papers on PPP Use in U.S.


In the United States, the use of public-private partnerships (PPPs) has been limited. Most infrastructure projects have been undertaken by state and local governments, which have exclusively owned and operated them. However, the Obama Administration has taken

PPPs #3: Japan’s Private Finance Initiative


Japan serves as an example of a country that employs a private finance initiative (PFI). A PFI is a form of a public-private partnership (PPP) that uses private finance, management abilities and technical capabilities in the construction, maintenance and

Montenegro Joins GPA

With the addition of Montenegro, 44 WTO Members now open procurement under the GPA. On July 15, Montenegro became the 16th party to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), following its ratification of the Agreement. The WTO Committee on Government

PPPs #1: Public-Private Partnerships under the GPA

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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly of interest to governments as a means of providing public infrastructure assets and services. This post is the first of a series that will examine PPPs from the perspective of international trade