Tag: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

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

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

Prospects for Expansion of WTO Procurement Pact

Since the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) entered into force in January 1996, its membership has more than doubled, growing from 21 to 47 WTO members. It now constitutes slightly less than one-third of the total WTO membership. Three factors

Taking Stock of International Procurement

The annual West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference in mid-February provided an opportunity for taking stock of advancements and setbacks in international procurement. The assessment pointed to modest improvements in the international procurement

EU-Canada Trade Pact: European Parliament Approves

On February 15, the European Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, giving a boost to international trade agreements amid growing threats of protectionism. The approval paves the way

Brexit: Not Like TPP Withdrawal

The ease with which President Donald Trump carried out his campaign promise to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will not be matched in Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit). Until the United Kingdom stands on its

Renegotiating NAFTA: Investor-State Disputes

On January 23, President Donald Trump began to carry out his campaign promises on trade, directing the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement and “to begin pursuing, wherever

Summer Procurement Wrap-up

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This post highlights developments over the past several weeks relating to government procurement: Russia’s application to join the WTO procurement agreement; the solicitation of public comments on fulfillment of WTO commitments by Russia and China;

TPP Government Procurement (Part Two): A Djaghe White Paper

A two-part Djaghe white paper provides a comprehensive examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), focusing on issues related to government procurement. Part One addressed the procurement elements of the TPP agreement, as well as actions to fulfill

TPP Government Procurement (Part One): A Djaghe White Paper

A Djaghe white paper on TPP Government Procurement (Part One) provides the first of a two-part comprehensive examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), focusing on issues related to government procurement. Part One describes the results of the