Procurement: Commonwealth

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 24th July 2018.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Minister for theĀ Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of setting targets for increased public procurement from Commonwealth nations after the UK withdraws from the EU.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Crown Commercial Service and the department for International Trade are leading a programme of work to ensure the UK continues to benefit from reciprocal access to international public procurement markets after we leave the EU.

This includes seeking independent UK membership of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), a plurilateral agreement between 19 parties, including Canada and New Zealand. The GPA mutually opens government procurement markets between its parties, and addresses trade barriers, such as preferential treatment of domestic goods and services, in the government procurement sector.

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