Successful conclusion of the WTO's government procurement negotiation: EU succeeds in gaining more market access
The World Trade Organisation's negotiations on government procurement concluded successfully after the Parties reached an agreement on an updated set of tender rules and additional market access commitments. Commissioner Barnier said: "Today, we have agreed on a significant opening of public procurement markets. Despite the temptations of protectionism during these times of global crisis, we have broken down barriers, not increased them. This will lead to more trade and benefit all economies, including Europe's".