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Public procurement: The French Government regulates the access of non-European companies and products not covered by EU trade agreements to French bidding opportunities

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. With Article 2 of the Ordinance of 23 July 2015, French law has never so clearly displayed European preference in public procurement. In transposing the 2014 directives, the French Government wanted to take advantage of new provisions that broke with the ambiguity of previous texts in order to provide the Union with an essential tool in international trade negotiations. Henceforth, the application of the principle of equal treatment of enterprises - and its corollary, the principle of prohibition of discrimination on grounds of nationality - would stop at the gates of Europe. For non-European companies, access to public procurement must be

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Laurence Folliot Lalliot, Public procurement: The French Government regulates the access of non-European companies and products not covered by EU trade agreements to French bidding opportunities, 23 July 2015, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77942, pp. 212-213

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