Ukraine: Workshop on the Administrative and Judicial Resolution of Government Procurement Disputes

March 28, 2019 - March 29, 2019

In 2016 Ukraine acceded to the revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA). Although substantial reforms have been implemented in a number of areas of public procurement, notably in the e-procurement sphere, significant challenges remain. 

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has a key role as an administrative body responsible for administrative resolution of government procurement disputes. However, a number of legislative, institutional and practical issues impede the efficient and effective discharge of this function by the committee. Thus, CLDP in collaboration with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and the Ukrainian judiciary implemented a workshop, focusing on the substantive and procedural issues of administrative and judicial resolution of government procurement disputes, including challenges to procurement awards.

CLDP brought in advisors to help Ukraine by sharing their practical experience in dealing with issues similar to the specific substantive and procedural issues identified by CLDP in communication with local interlocutors. This will result in improved trade and investment opportunities in Ukraine, given its accession to the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA).

CLDP in Action

October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019

On October 23-24 in Tunis, Tunisia, CLDP held a workshop to identify potential changes to Tunisian law that would encourage increased cross-border eCommerce transactions for both exports and imports. Over 40 representatives from several government ministries, the private sector, and the NGO community discussed potential amendments to Tunisia’s eCommerce law, customs procedures, central bank currency and payment rules, and other matters.  The participants offered sets of informal recommendations for further action.

ECommerce in Tunisia has not reached its full potential, although there are black market eCommerce websites. Legal changes could help Tunisian SMEs and individuals reach new markets, while also providing opportunities for US sellers.

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