EU Public Procurements and International Trade Rules

Semestre Semestre 2
Crédits ECTS 5

Objectifs

Survey of the content of public procurement law. Understand the role of public procurement in international trade and the impact of the international and European legal framework.

Contenu

Study of the various trends in opening public procurement markets and their objectives. Overview of the EU procurement liberalized market. The students will also focus on the bilateral and multilateral international agreements being negotiated by the EU in order to gain access to foreign public procurement markets. The articulation with the WTO Government Procurement Agreement will be discussed. Indeed, the said agreement has entered into force on 6 April 2014 and is the only legally binding WTO agreement in the field of government procurement. Among others, the EU, Canada, Switzerland and the United States are part of the agreement.