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Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements for Croatia

Thursday, October 03, 2013
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Effective Sept. 30, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has waived discriminatory purchasing requirements for eligible products and suppliers from Croatia, which acceded to the European Union on July 1. Specifically, having determined that Croatia will provide appropriate reciprocal competitive government procurement opportunities to U.S. products and services and suppliers of such products and services, beginning Sept. 30 the U.S. will waive the application of any law, regulation, procedure or practice regarding government procurement that would, if applied to eligible products of Croatia (i.e., those covered under the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement for procurement by the U.S.) and suppliers of such products, result in treatment less favorable than that accorded to (a) U.S. products and suppliers of such products or (b) eligible products of another foreign country or instrumentality that is a party to the GPA and suppliers of such products.

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