The fact that the EU had concluded its least ambitious agreement on public procurement in a free trade agreement in many years with the four member countries of the Mercosur was well known. The recent release of the fine print of the mutual market access offers in the trade pillar …
The Portuguese presidency of the European Union fulfilled its pledge to finalise internal negotiations within the Council to allow a long-awaited regulation on international procurement bids in Europe to proceed.
Council conclusions on EU trade review stumble over open strategic autonomy, Mercosur, Mexico
The European Commission released today its regulation proposal for an instrument to control “foreign subsidies distorting the internal market”.
The European Union’s member states are in what many in Brussels believe to be the final stages of preparation of a long-awaited regulation that aims to promote international ‘reciprocity’ in market access for public sector contracts.
Internal European Union member state negotiations over a new regulation that could trigger price increases or market exclusion of third country bidders in public procurement markets are making progress again.
Africa, Latin America, India, procurement: what the EU is planning to do in its international trade diplomacy in this area.
European Union trade tensions with the United States inherited from the Trump era are not quite yet at the cusp of being resolved with the incoming Joe Biden administration.
And the winner is…. the EU’s measurement instrument industry, perhaps. The European Commission recently published the final outcome of negotiations in the public procurement area agreed with Mexico as part of an upgrade of the EU Mexico Global Agreement. It took the two parties less than two years to upgrade …
Trade sniping out of Washington just doesn’t seem to be ending. Bloomberg reported yesterday that the White House was mulling pulling out of the Government Procurement Agreement, a preferential accord among a subset of mostly rich-country members of the World Trade Organization. China and Russia are in the process of …