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US, allies press UAE over Russia trade, sanctions, 2 May
A US State Department spokesperson said a US delegation had visited the UAE as part of an ongoing dialogue about transshipment trends, especially of dual-use goods that support the Russian defense industrial base.
"We will follow with interest the European Commission's investigation of how the Chinese government treats foreign medical devices in the PRC's government procurement market under the EU's new International Procurement Instrument,"
Existing sanctions have had limited impact. Russia, which has accused the West of trying to bully other nations into following its restrictions, has found ways to procure dual-use products through third countries.
Using the new weapons
For the best part of a decade, the European Commission has been drawing up a stronger arsenal of trade defenses, but the big question has always been whether Brussels was prepared to use them, or whether they were primarily only a deterrent.
Western diplomats also say UAE banks have closed accounts of some Russian nationals and that it was now generally more difficult for Russians to open accounts after the US threatened sanctions against financial institutions in third countries that were found to be helping Russia skirt sanctions. However, last week, during the visit by Western officials, the European Parliament voted to keep the UAE on its own watch list for countries found to have deficiencies in their framework to counter money laundering and terrorist financing.
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wto.org, Agreement on Government Procurement 2012 (GPA), full text
wto.org, Agreement on Government Procurement, summary
"The GPA is a plurilateral agreement within the framework of the WTO, meaning that not all WTO members are parties to the Agreement. At present, the Agreement has 22 parties comprising 49 WTO members. Thirty-five WTO members/observers participate in the Committee on Government Procurement as observers. Several WTO members have initiated accession negotiations."; "access" applications and procedure

EU International Procurement Instrument (IPI)
full text (29.08.22)

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