Developing multilateral rules on government procurement: The value of soft law

Discriminatory government procurement practices in many countries present a significant barrier to international trade. However, to a large extent they still remain unaddressed by multilateral market-access rules. Further, the WTO’s initiatives to develop multilateral disciplines on procurement have now effectively been put on hold mainly due to the strong opposition against multilateral rules on procurement from many WTO Members, especially developing country Members.

Related Topics: Government procurement
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