EU to Propose Power to Ban [Non-EU] Firms from Procurement Pacts
(Bloomberg – Jim Brunsden)
The European Commission will present proposals tomorrow that would empower the region’s authorities to ban companies from outside the EU from bidding for public procurement contracts in Europe.
The powers, part of plans to boost the 27-nation bloc’s arsenal against trade discrimination, could be used if other countries don’t grant equivalent market access to European businesses, Olivier Bailly, a spokesman for the regulator, said today in Brussels. Read more here.
Date: March 22, 2012