Public Procurement and Illegal Settlements

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Trade with companies active in illegal settlements is ‘strongly discouraged’.

The Scottish Government strongly discourages trade with illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, External Affairs Minister Humza Yousaf said today.

The Scottish Government has today published guidance for public purchasers on dealing with companies that may be involved in illegal Israeli settlements. This guidance will be embedded within statutory guidance under the new Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

Scottish Procurement Policy Note 22/08/14

The purpose of this Scottish Procurement Policy Note (“SPPN”) is to provide purchasers with advice on the options available to them when dealing with companies active in illegal settlements.

Download the full Policy Note.