ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jul 2009In July 2009, the government of Australia announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.
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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. Available from < http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2009/november/tradoc_145270.pdf >
The State of Victoria (sub-national level) announced that Victorian Government procurement for declared strategic projects greater than $A250m should be subject to local (Australian and New Zealand) content requirements. The measure will have a potential adverse impact over a broad range of sectors. Specifically in relation to passenger rail rolling stock, the measure will potentially adversely impact on previous and existing foriegn suppliers to the Victorian Government.