publication . Article . Research . 2015

Government Procurement, Preferences and International Trading Rules: The South African Case

Memory Dube; David Lewis; Liezemarie Johannes;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: SSRN Electronic Journal (eissn: 1556-5068, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
This paper reviews the South African government procurement regime and asks whether adherence to international trading instruments and rules, and in particular the World Trade Organisation’s Government Procurement Agreement, would, and should, permit the maintenance of national policy criteria in the decision making matrix for procurement, whilst simultaneously enabling it to realise the efficiency gains of trade liberalisation. It also examines the likely impact, if any, that adherence to these rules would have in reducing the procurement system’s vulnerability to corruption.
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: TheoryofComputation_GENERAL
free text keywords: South Africa, WTO, GPA, Trade, investment and international cooperation, Business, World trade, Corruption, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Government procurement, Liberalization, Procurement, National Policy, Vulnerability, International trade, business.industry
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