Government Procurement in US Trade Agreements

16 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2015

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Gary Clyde Hufbauer

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; Institute for International Economics

Tyler Moran

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics

Date Written: October 2015

Abstract

The United States has played an essential role in driving the agenda for the world trading system since the Second World War. An important component of that agenda has been the liberalization of government procurement, with the first plurilateral agreement signed in 1979 as part of the Tokyo Round. Since then, procurement has become a staple of other trade agreements, both in the WTO and in bilateral and regional pacts. This paper briefly outlines the government procurement commitments the United States has sought from its trading partners and the commitments which the US made in return, with a particular focus on how these positions have evolved over time.

Keywords: US procurement policy; US trade agreements; WTO; GPA

Suggested Citation

Hufbauer, Gary Clyde and Moran, Tyler, Government Procurement in US Trade Agreements (October 2015). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS PP 2015/09, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2682578 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2682578

Gary Clyde Hufbauer (Contact Author)

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Tyler Moran

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics ( email )

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Washington, DC 20036
United States

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