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The Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and government procurement in Malaysia

Abdul Rahman, Nasarudin and Ahamat, Haniff (2016) The Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and government procurement in Malaysia. In: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): A Paradigm Shift in International Trade Regulation?, 16th-17th May 2016, Hong Kong, China. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Government procurement (GP) is one of the most controversial areas in TPPA, particularly for Malaysia where government procurement activities contribute significantly to the development and growth of businesses and the economy a whole. This paper seeks to investigate the impact of the TPPA on Malaysian government procurement rules. While efficiency, competition, and effectiveness will be the rule of the game, the GP Chapter of TPPA can make the Malaysian legal framework regulating GP more predictable, accessible and transparent, giving value for money to consumers and taxpayers. This paper, however, will explore the challenges to procuring entities who have to comply with higher international standards when awarding contracts and to the recipients of those contracts among local companies including Bumiputera companies as they have to brace for an open GP market post-TPPA. There are flexibilities offered by the GP Chapter, but there will be an issue whether those flexibilities could help balance between the positive and negative effects of the Chapter on Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 6850/54514
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), government procurement, Malaysia
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Nasarudin Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 09:10
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 09:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54514

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