Government Procurement

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Procurement Bans on Goods, Services from Chinese-Government Linked Companies May Start Proliferating in U.S. States

U.S. state level laws that prohibit purchases from companies owned or operated by the Chinese government may start proliferating, as several states have moved forward with their laws and a national conservative organization is pushing them. An example from earlier this year is legislation enacted in the state of

Florida Governor Takes Actions against Chinese Cyber, Investment Threats

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced several actions related to the activities of Chinese companies in Florida, including on data practices and land purchases.

Republicans Want Investigation of Chinese Solar Panels in U.S. Virgin Islands Power Grid

A group of Republican members of Congress have raised concerns that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "is potentially using taxpayer dollars to purchase solar panels and components from China ... to rebuild the U.S. Virgin Islands’ (USVI) energy grid."

Colorado Company/Owner Agree to Pay $625,000 for Alleged False Claims Related to Buy American Act

The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement in a case involving alleged breaches of the Buy American Act, with Chinese manufactured goods used instead of American ones.

China's Proposed Procurement Law Applies to SOEs, Could Pave Way for International Agreements

China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) has issued proposed revisions to its Government Procurement Law (GPL) that extend the provisions to some state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and could pave the way for joining international agreements.

UK Parliament Discussions Raise China Forced Labor, Security Issues

Last week, the UK Parliament had separate discussions of two big issues related to China trade, forced labor and security, in which members of Parliament raised concerns and called for action.

The EU's New International Procurement Instrument and Its Impact on China

The EU's new International Procurement Instrument (IPI) was signed on June 23, 2022 and published on June 30, 2022. It enters into force on August 29, 2022. In general terms, the IPI "introduces measures limiting non-EU companies’ access to the open EU public procurement market if their governments do not
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