The European Union wants to block China from public contracts with new regulations and is now pushing ahead with the corresponding instrument for international procurement. In the course of the coming week, the corresponding draft report is to be discussed in the responsible trade committee of the EU Parliament, as the European Parliament announced in its weekly agenda. On Wednesday, MEPs will discuss the draft rules of the “International Procurement Instrument”, or IPI for short. These are designed to protect EU businesses from unfair treatment in international public procurement. IPI is also intended to exert pressure to open up procurement markets in third countries. The presentation of the report can be followed on Wednesday in the committee’s webstream (starting at 9.30 AM).
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