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The Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation$
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Aris C. Georgopulos, Bernard Hoekman, and Petros C. Mavroidis

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198796749

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796749.001.0001

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Government Procurement, Preferences, and International Trading Rules

Government Procurement, Preferences, and International Trading Rules

The South African Case

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(p.432) 16 Government Procurement, Preferences, and International Trading Rules
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The Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation
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Memory Dube

Liezemarie Johannes

David Lewis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796749.003.0017

This chapter reviews the South African government procurement regime and asks whether adherence to international trading instruments and rules, and in particular the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Government Procurement, would, and should, permit the maintenance of national policy criteria in the decision-making matrix for procurement, whilst simultaneously enabling South Africa to realize the efficiency gains of trade liberalization. It also examines the likely impact, if any, that adherence to these rules would have in reducing the procurement system’s vulnerability to corruption.

Keywords:   government procurement, South Africa, corruption

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