This piece reviews the past year’s developments in international public procurement in several parts, including: (I) the United Kingdom’s first steps in developing a post-Brexit procurement law (in a part prepared by Michael Bowsher KC, visiting professor at King’s College, London and a barrister at Monckton Chambers); (II) potentially protectionist measures by the European Union (by Pascal Friton, partner at the BLOMSTEIN law firm in Berlin) through the International Procurement Instrument (IPI), the Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR), application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and measures being taken in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, such as trade sanctions and Germany’s Bundeswehr Procurement Acceleration Act; (III) important developments in Canada’s approach to defense procurement and enforcing international trade agreements involving procurement (by Paul Lalonde, partner in Dentons’ Toronto offices); (IV) very significant changes in Sweden’s public procurement laws triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine (by Andrea Sundstrand, professor at Stockholm University); and, (V) a proposed rule from the Biden administration that marks a key global development in environmental sustainability (by Christopher Yukins, of George Washington University Law School’s Government Procurement Law Program).
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2022 Gov. Contr. Year in Rev. 59 (Thomson Reuters 2023)