Tag: Subsidies

Procurement Developments in 2020

A paper, Converging Procurement Systems: Developments in 2020, presented at the annual Thomas Reuters Government Contracts Year in Review Conference in February, examined key developments in the international procurement arena in 2020. They

Biden’s Made in America Order

On January 25, President Biden issued his first Made in America order, aimed at maximizing the use of goods, products and materials produced in, and services offered in, the United States in federal financial assistance awards and federal procurement. It

UK-EU Trade Agreement: Procurement

On January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom both implemented a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union that defines their post-Brexit trade relationship and became an independent party to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). The FTA is part

Reforming the WTO: EU Proposals

A consensus is developing among leading trading partners that the World Trade Organization needs reform, and needs it now, in part, to dissuade President Trump from carrying out his threat to pull the United States out of the organization. In a July 25

Obama Administration Sets Up China Dispute for Trump Team

In the final days of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Trade Representative launched a new WTO challenge against China. It alleges that China provides subsidies to its aluminum producers contrary to its WTO obligations. Under WTO dispute settlement rules,