ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Jun 2009In June 2009, the government of Australia announced a change in the price advantage granted to domestic producers in certain public tenders.
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Fifth report on potentially trade restrictive measures in the context of the global economic crisis for the 133 Committee November 2009. The EC Trade.
A stimulus package announced on 16 June 2009 by the New South Wales government gives a preference to Australian and New Zealand content in government procurement. 20% Price Preference Margin (PPM) applies to Australian and New Zealand content of goods and services offered and an additional Country Industries Price Preference Margin of 2.5% or 5% is applied to goods and related services. The preference extends to SMEs with up to 500 employees for tenders from countries having a free trade agreement with Australia.