Government Procurement in the WTO
This insightful and thoroughly researched study investigates the special sensitivities of government procurement that have left major trade barriers intact despite the WTO mandate that has proven so effective in other areas. Professor Arrowsmith examines the following crucial factors in depth:
Throughout the presentation the author focuses on specific issues to illuminate the overall pattern of her legal analysis. For example, practical questions stemming from such activities as multi-phase tendering and electronic procurement are raised for special scrutiny. The legal literature of the WTO and its jurisprudence are frequently brought into Professor Arrowsmith's arguments. The result is a new work of major significance-a work that government procurement officials in every country, whatever their field, cannot afford to ignore. The value of Government Procurement in the WTO to lawyers and scholars in the field goes without saying.
Review " Beneath its somewhat ordinary title is a work of extraordiary depth and quality. Although written by a law professor, this book is far more than a traditional legal textbook. In exceptionally lucid writing, the aithor sets forth a comprehensive study of the World Trade Organization (WTO) regulations ("Articles") on public procurement and their omplications."
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- Government Procurement and its Impact as a Barrier to Trade
- Procurement Disciplines in GATT/WTO: A History and Introduction
- The Multilateral Agreements and Government Procurement
- The GPA: Membership Issues
- Coverage of the GPA
- National Treatment and MFN under the GPA
- The GPA's Award Procedures: an Introduction
- Open and Selective Tendering Part I: From Publicity to Submission of Tenders
- Open and Selective Tendering Part II: Supplier Qualification and Use of Supplier Lists
- Open and Selective Tendering Part III: Submission of Tenders, Contract Award and Information Provisions
- Limited Tendering
- Technical Specifications
- Secondary Policies under the GPA
- Enforcement and Surveillance
- The GPA: Review and Assessment
- Expanding Participation in WTO Procurement Disciplines.