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The TPP and government procurement in Malaysia

Ahamat, Haniff and Abdul Rahman, Nasarudin (2017) The TPP and government procurement in Malaysia. In: Paradigm shift in international economic law rule-making: TPP as a new model for trade agreements? Economics, law, and institutions in Asia Pacific . Springer, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 325-342. ISBN 978-981-10-6730-3

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Government procurement (GP) is one of the most controversial areas in TPP, 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 TPP on Malaysian government procurement rules. While efficiency, competition, and effectiveness will be the rule of the game, the GP Chapter of the TPP 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-TPP. 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: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 6850/59973
Uncontrolled Keywords: International economic law, WTO law, regionalism, government procurement
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Nasarudin Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 10:47
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 10:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59973

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