Public Procurement set to be an obstacle to progress on EU/ Japan Trade Deal

The objections of European car manufacturers to seeking a trade agreement with Japan are well known. The perceived protectionism around the award of public contracts in Japan is a (currently at least) less visible, but equally problematic issue.

Foreign bidders are only allowed to compete for 3% of all contracts let by public authorities.

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