ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Dec 2008

In December 2008, the government of Turkey announced a change in the price advantage granted to domestic producers in certain public tenders.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 1 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



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 >


Inception date: 01 Dec 2008 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Public procurement preference margin

Turkey's public procurement legislation allows for a 15% price preference in favor of domestic suppliers when participating in tenders as well as for set asides for Turkish goods and suppliers. A Prime Minister circular of December 2008 encouraged Turkish contracting authorities to apply more rigorously those provisions.
 
The procedure was used in a total of 1285 tenders in 2008, a volume which constitutes about 10% of all tenders and 14.8% of tenders open to foreign bid (12.6% and 20.17% respectively in 2007). In 2008, about 68.2% of all tenders were open to foreign bid. Following the above Decree, a big increase is observed in the first quarter of 2009 for using the 15% price advantage. The procedure is used in 336 tenders with a volume EUR1 billion whereas the numbers were EUR47 million and EUR188 million respectively in the same quarter in 2008.
 

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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