ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Apr 2010In April 2010, the government of Viet Nam announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.
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European Commission, DG TRADE, Market Access Database: http://madb.europa.eu/madb/barriers_details.htm?barrier_id=115421&version=2
English translation of Directive 494/CT-TTg: http://www.idco.com.vn/Upload/Upload/vanban/en/494-CT-TTg.doc
On April 20, 2010, the Vietnamese Prime Minister issued Directive no. 494/CT-TTg, which restricted bidding by foreign firms on government-issued procurement tenders to those cases where domestic bidders cannot provide the necessary services or supplies.