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International Regulation

Peter Trepte

in Regulating Procurement

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780198267751
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683350 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267751.003.0006
International Regulation

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This chapter discusses the international regulation of procurement. An international system of procurement regulation refers to a system of regulation which imposes common procurement rules to be applied by a number of countries. These are the rules which apply to regional economic organisations such as the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, and the European Community (EC). In addition, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has formulated an international system of procurement which is contained in the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). This chapter examines the procurement system of the EC as representing a regional procurement system and the procurement system established by the WTO. The Treaty of Rome and its provisions that are applicable to procurement are discussed, along with various directives of the EC and the history of the GPA.

Keywords: European Community; World Trade Organisation; Treaty of Rome; Government Procurement Agreement; procurement regulation; directives; international regulation

Chapter.  22798 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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