Trade & investment

ICC seminar on procurement and trade

  • 11 October 2012
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ICC is set to host a half-day seminar to evaluate the potential consequences of proposed European Commission (EC) regulation on the access of third country goods and services to internal procurement markets, made earlier this year.

Open to all, the event will take place at ICC headquarters in Paris on 7 November and bring together different perspectives on the impact of reciprocal access legislation in public utility procurement markets on global trade. It will focus in particular on ICC’s response to the proposal, submitted by the ICC Task Force on Public Procurement in July.

The seminar is being hosted as part of ICC’s drive to promote discussions and foster further evaluations of the potential consequences of the proposed changes made on 21 March 2012 and currently awaiting European Parliament and Council approval.

The ICC event will garner the views and experiences of regulators, businesses, attorneys, academics and international organizations, both from within and beyond the European Union, on the relevance and impact of such regulation.

Five panels of experts will discuss the proposed regulation’s anticipated internal and external effects, making comparisons with the US experience.

Read ICC responds to the EC proposal on third-country access to internal procurement markets.