Dayne Kono


This Note examines the Government Procurement Code and its impact on United States-Japan trade relations. It begins with a summary of discriminatory procurement practices previously permitted by the United States and Japan, followed by a brief history of the Code. The Note then addresses the Code's operative mechanisms and its effect on United States and Japanese procurement practices. Finally, it considers the NTT Agreement as an illustration of the Code's potential for opening the Japanese market to foreign suppliers.