Romania strikes to bar Chinese corporations from public infrastructure initiatives

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Romanian authorities declares that it’ll undertake a “memorandum” that will not grant public infrastructure contracts to corporations from nations that should not have a bilateral commerce settlement with the EU.

If the memorandum is endorsed, Chinese corporations could be excluded from public contracts associated to freeway and railway initiatives. Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna defined, throughout a information convention on January 1, that the rationale behind this resolution is to exclude corporations which do fulfil EU requirements. 

Barna, a co-leader of USR PLUS, provides: “We only want to ensure that we will not have bidders that cannot respect EU standards, so that we would be then forced to lose money, cancel auctions and see more delays, in a period when Romania desperately needs to start infrastructure works.” 

Another co-leader of USR PLUS, Dacian Cioloș, maintains that the purpose of the memorandum is to limit the participation of non-EU corporations, nevertheless, it isn’t meant to focus on any particular nation. 

Nevertheless, Chinese corporations could be essentially the most affected by this variation in laws.