EU – MERCOSUR NEGOTIATIONS
BRUSSELS, 28TH SEPTEMBER 2004
Adjustment of the EC offer on Government Procurement
The EC transmitted in April 2003 an offer of procuring entities and list of services that
would be subject to the EU – Mercosur FTA. This offer was improved in May 2004
taking into consideration the EU enlargement of ten new Member States.
The EC considers necessary to apply a preliminary adjustment to its offer to be reviewed
upon reception of an offer from Mercosur that contains a clearly identified list of entities
subject to national treatment and MFN.
The EC government procurement offer remains valid as transmitted in April 2003 and
improved in May 2004 with the exclusion of the following products:
150000 Food products and beverages
180000 Clothing and accessories
210000 Various types of pulp, paper and paper products
244000 Medicinal products
353000 Aircraft and spacecraft
301000 Office machinery, equipment and supplies except computers
Procurement of agricultural products made in furtherance of agricultural support
programmes and human feeding programmes.
The EC reserves its right to further re-adjust its overall procurement offer as necessary.
Common Procurement Vocabulary