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Stabilization and Association Agreements (SAAs), Europe Agreements, and Public Procurement

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This paper initially presents Stabilization and Association Agreements (SAAs) provisions in terms of trade openness to the EC competition. It also makes reference to Europe Agreements (EUs) provision in this matter. It aims more precisely at specifying the impact of public procurement provisions of those Agreements to five Western Balkan public procurement markets. Combining the extent of “Buy National” policies within these countries, with information on the current international competitiveness, the paper identifies those industries that are likely to be particularly sensitive to the abolition of “Buy National” practices due to the provisions of the SAAs. These results can help national authorities overcome part of the negative impacts due to the EU competition. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2010

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  • Dimitri Mardas, 2010. "Stabilization and Association Agreements (SAAs), Europe Agreements, and Public Procurement," Atlantic Economic Journal, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 38(3), pages 331-343, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:atlecj:v:38:y:2010:i:3:p:331-343
    DOI: 10.1007/s11293-010-9231-5
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    Keywords

    Public procurement; Economic integration; Stabilization and Association Agreements (SAAs); F15; L98;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • L98 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Government Policy

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