The WTO regime on government procurement : challenge and reform / edited by Sue Arrowsmith, Robert D. Anderson. - Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012. - xxxvi, 858 p. : ill.

Reprint. Originally published: 2011. Includes index.

Machine generated contents note: Part I. The WTO Regime on Government Procurement -- 1. The WTO regime on government procurement: past, present and future -- Part II. Expanding the Scope of the Agreement on Government Procurement: Accession and Coverage -- 2. Forging a more global procurement market: issues concerning accessions to the agreement on government procurement -- 3. Accession to the agreement on government procurement: the case of China -- 4. India's possible accession to the agreement on government procurement: what are the pros and cons? -- 5. The benefits to developing countries of accession to the government procurement agreement: the case of Chinese Taipei -- 6. The coverage negotiations for the agreement on government procurement: context, mandate, process and prospects -- 7. A case study of coverage issues: Canada's sub-central coverage under the agreement on government procurement -- 8. The procurement of state trading companies under the WTO agreements: a proposal for a way forward -- 9. Addressing purchasing arrangements between public sector entities - what can the WTO learn from the EU's experience? Part III. Revision of the Procedural Rules and Other Transparency Provisions of the Agreement on Government Procurement -- 10. The revised agreement on government procurement: changes to the procedural rules and other transparency provisions -- Part IV. Developing Countries in the WTO Procurement Regime -- 11. Special and differential treatment for developing countries under the agreement on government procurement: the current text and new provisions -- 12. Building sustainable capacity in public procurement -- 13. Untying aid through the agreement on government procurement: a means to encourage developing country accession to the agreement and to improve aid effectiveness? -- Part V. Economic and Social Development (Horizontal Policies) in Government Procurement -- 14. The national treatment and exceptions provisions of the agreement on government procurement and the pursuit of horizontal policies -- 15. The limited case for permitting SME procurement preferences in the agreement on government procurement -- 16. Social policies in procurement and the agreement on government procurement: a perspective from South Africa Part VI. Enforcement and Remedies -- 17. Constructing a system of challenge procedures to comply with the government procurement agreement -- 18. Designing effective challenge procedures: the EU's experience with remedies -- 19. The design and operation of a bid challenge mechanism: the experience of Hong Kong -- Part VII. Multilateralism and Regionalism -- 20. Government procurement provisions in regional trade agreements: a stepping stone to GPA accession? -- 21. A case study of regionalism: the EU-Cariforum economic partnership agreement -- Part VIII. Challenges and New Directions -- 22. Ensuring integrity and competition in public procurement markets: a dual challenge for good governance -- 23. Developing multilateral rules on government procurement: the value of soft law -- 24. Work of UNCITRAL on government procurement: purpose, objectives, and complementarity with the work of the WTO -- 25. Global procurement law in times of crisis: new buy American policies and options in the WTO legal system -- 26. Procurement rules in times of crisis: lessons from U.S. government procurement in three episodes of 'crisis' in the 21st century.

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Government purchasing.
Government purchasing -- Law and legislation.
Foreign trade regulation.

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