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China crackdown: Brussels launches first medical devices procurement investigation 

The European Commission launched its first investigation under the European Union’s new International Procurement Instrument, a new regulation that came into force in 2022.   The move is part of a wider crackdown on Chinese companies in the EU market which Brussels considers excessively supported or protected by their home government. 

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Week in Brussels: Strategic Compass, Procurement, CBAM, deforestation

There is fairly little to report back on in matters trade policy in this week of massive high-level meetings in Brussels: a NATO summit, G7 meeting, Council and US president Joe Biden attending all these. There is simply no appetite in the EU –  mainly Germany – to further restrict …

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IPI: MEPs concede in clause that would have diminished foreign influence in capitals

In a few weeks or months the European Union will have a new regulation in place that aims at fostering ‘reciprocity’ in public procurement markets. French minister for trade Franck Riester, who led trilogue talks on behalf of the French presidency of the Council, announced triumphantly that, with the political …

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International procurement: trilogue negotiators aim for end-of-March conclusion

Trilogue negotiations on the long-awaited international procurement instrument are “advancing very well”, a French presidency source recently assured Borderlex. But whether France’s ambition to get the piece of legislation finalised by the end of March – i.e. in four weeks’ time – can be met still remains to be seen. …

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Procurement reciprocity legislation seen as ripe for conclusion in coming months

The Council and the European Parliament are confident that the new regulation on an International Procurement Instrument can be wrapped up politically in the coming months, with some people close to the file even hoping there could be a breakthrough in ‘trilogue’ as early as March – although the few …

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IPI: MEPs take hard line on exceptions, except for poor countries

The trade committee of the European Parliament adopted its new position on the International Procurement Instrument. The piece of legislation is part of EU efforts to foster ‘reciprocity’ in market access for its firms in international public procurement markets. MEPs consider that there shall be no exceptions to excluding or …