About: International Procurement Instrument

Economy & Jobs 15-03-2022

With China in mind, EU agrees on rules to force open tenders

Negotiators from the European Parliament and member state governments agreed on Monday (14 March) on new rules to limit access to the two trillion euros worth of European public tenders in a move designed to pressure countries such as China to open up their markets.
MEP Daniel Caspary
Economy & Jobs 15-12-2021

EU’s international procurement law one step closer to completion

Half a year after EU member state agreed their common position and nine years after the Commission first proposed it, the European Parliament voted its negotiating stance on an instrument aimed at ensuring access of European companies to public procurement markets outside the EU.
Economy & Jobs 02-06-2021

EU member states overcome nine-year blockade on procurement instrument

EU countries reached an agreement on Wednesday (2 June) on the instrument first proposed in 2012 to ensure that European companies have access to third countries’ public procurement markets as foreign companies enjoy in Europe.