Tag: Small business set-asides

Canada Considers Procurement Restrictions

Canada is exploring options for responding to the expansion of “Buy America” policies in the United States. It is considering measures that would allow it to restrict access to its federal procurement and federally funded infrastructure projects when the

U.S. Laws Limit Procurement Commitments: A Djaghe Reference Paper

A Djaghe reference paper, U.S. Laws Limit Procurement Commitments, examines the relationship between U.S. laws that restrict the purchase of foreign goods and services and U.S. commitments under international trade agreements. The paper generally

China’s 2018 WTO Trade Policy Review: Procurement Highlights

The WTO conducted its 7th review of China’s trade policies in July. The biannual Trade Policy Review (TPR) provided WTO members with an opportunity to take a close look at China’s trade and economic policies and developments since its last review

Congress Expands Small Business Set-asides

Congress has tucked into the annual defense authorization legislation provisions that increase significantly the federal contracts that must be reserved for U.S. small businesses and provide for future increases without the need for legislative action. This

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

Survey of Transitional Measures in US FTAs

The recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) permits several parties to apply a wide array of transitional and other special measures to facilitate the opening of their government procurement markets. Such measures have been incorporated into other

GPA Market Access Benefits

The 17 parties to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) have opened government procurement valued at an estimated $1.7 trillion annually to competition within their membership. Gaining access to that procurement should be a major incentive for