Government Procurement

Government Procurement

Government Procurement and the GATT Policy Negotiations

In relation to the GATT Policy Negotiations, Christopher Mark (1993) provided the following explanation and/or definition of Government Procurement: Government policies and procedures for purchasing goods and services. Procurement policies can be construed as nontariff barriers if they discriminate in favor of domestic suppliers when imported goods are price-competitive and are of comparable quality.

In the United States

For information about Government procurement in the context of international trade, click here

Government Procurement in International Trade

Meaning of Government Procurement, according to the Dictionary of International Trade (Global Negotiator): A System through which official governments agencies purchase goods and services. Government procurement policies and practices may constitute non tariff barriers to trade if they discriminate in favour of domestic suppliers when competitive imported goods are cheaper or of better quality. The GATT Government Procurement Code sought to reduce, if not eliminate, these barriers by improving transparency and equity in national procurement policies, and by ensuring effective recourse to dispute settlement procedures. See also international procurement.

Government Procurement in Preferential Trade Agreements

This section provides an overview of government procurement in preferential trade agreements within the legal context of Government Procurement in Preferential Trade Agreements in international economic law, with coverage of Government Procurement (Main Regulatory Areas).

Government Procurement

This section provides an overview of government procurement within the legal context of Government Procurement in international economic law (Main Regulatory Areas).

Government Procurement in International Economic Law

In international economic law, government procurement includes the following legal areas, with coverage in this world legal encyclopedia:

    li>Government Procurement in Preferential Trade Agreements
  • The Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)


Further Reading

  • Maria Anna Corvaglia, “Government Procurement in Preferential Trade Agreements,” Elgar Encyclopedia of International Economic Law, Cheltenham Glos (United Kingdom), Northampton, MA (United States)


See Also

Further Reading

  • Information about Government Procurement in the Encyclopedia of World Trade: from Ancient Times to the Present (Cynthia Clark Northrup)

Government Procurement and the Laws of International Trade

Government procurement

Labeling Requirements Trade Regulations


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