XXXVI, No 6, 26/03/2018

Germany risks conflict with the EC over offsets

Germany has adopted a procurement approach that distinguishes between offsets and industrial participation, without defining either. In practice defence contractors maintain that it is impossible to win a major programme in Germany without local production.  The Bundeswehr told CTO that while Germany considers offset agreements between governments and contractors unlawful, requests for industrial participation are legal.

 

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