Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy said: “I am very pleased with this agreement to establish a dialogue on government procurement between China and the EU. With this dialogue the EU and China are increasing cooperation in an area which is of economic importance to both sides. At the EU China Business Summit in September this year, we both recognised the importance of transparency in commercial decision making and our shared interest in creating a positive business environment for continued economic growth and individual prosperity
The aim of this dialogue between the authorities in charge of government procurement regulation in China and in the European Commission is to establish a forum for consultation and discussion, and to enhance Chinese technical expertise and capability in the area of government procurement policy.
The dialogue should increase mutual understanding and awareness of current and forthcoming policy approaches, legislation and related issues, both in China and in the EU. It should also promote exchanges and cooperation between China and the EU in the area of government procurement policy and legislation.
The dialogue will consider points of mutual interest and enable the China and the EU to share their experiences and follow new developments in legislation and enforcement of domestic government procurement rules (including the use of electronic procurement) and in international fora such as the WTO Government Procurement Agreement.
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