Government Procurement

Total 5 Posts

Purchases of BYD Electric Buses in Florida City Going Ahead Despite Possible Concerns about China Connection

Last month, we wrote about a provision in the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act for 2020 designed to restrict Chinese-owned companies from selling rail cars or buses to be used in U.S. transit. While doing further research on the example we provided of electric bus purchases in Broward

Government Contractors Agree To Pay Close to $1 Million to U.S. Government To Resolve Allegations They Illegally Used Chinese Containers and Steel

The U.S. federal government reached a settlement last week with two government contractors accused of fraudulently using Chinese containers and steel in their contracts with the Department of Defense. The settlement involves a monetary payment as well as training and reporting requirements.

U.S. Defense Bill Prohibits Certain Procurement from Xinjiang Region

In the $768 billion U.S. defense spending bill that Congress recently passed (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, H.R.4350), there is a provision that prohibits the Defense Department from using funds under the bill for procurement of products from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR)

U.S. Senators Challenge China's Procurement Practices for Medical Devices

Earlier this week, U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Todd Young (R-IN) wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai "express[ing] concern with recent action by China related to the procurement of medical devices." The Senators note at the outset that they represent states "with a robust medical

China Reiterates Equal Treatment of Foreign-Invested Companies in Government Procurement

Recently, the Chinese Ministry of Finance issued a document titled “Notice on the Implementation of Relevant Policies regarding Equal Treatment for Domestic and Foreign-invested Enterprises in Government Procurement Activities (link in Chinese).” In principle, the notice states that all products and services made in China, regardless of whether they are
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