Agreement On Government Procurement Of The World Trade Organization

As a result, the first Tokyo Round Code on Government Procurement was signed in 1979 and came into force in 1981. It was amended in 1987 and the amendment came into force in 1988. The parties to the agreement then negotiated the extension of the scope and scope of the agreement, in parallel with the Uruguay Round. Finally, on 15 April 1994, a new public procurement agreement (GPA 1994) was signed in Marrakech at the same time as the WTO agreement, which came into force on 1 January 1996. Access to all OECD public procurement publications in the OECD iLibrary. The WTO Public Procurement Agreement is a „multilateral“ agreement that means it applies to a number of WTO members, but not all members. The GPA contains a number of provisions to ensure that tendering procedures for public procurement are transparent, effective and fair in the signatory countries. The signatories agreed that: The MPA applies to purchase by any contractual means, including purchase, lease or lease with or without an option to purchase. It applies to companies that each signatory country has listed in Schedule I (link offsite) of the agreement. Appendix I of Schedule I is the list of entities covered by headquarters, Schedule 2 of central government entities and Schedule 3 of the other entities.

The GPA`s fundamental objective is to open mutual public procurement between its parties. Following several rounds of negotiations, the GPA parties have opened purchase activities valued at an estimated $1.7 trillion per year for international competition (i.e., suppliers of construction products, services or services). If you have any questions about OECD research and analysis on trade, please contact us directly. Many buying opportunities are also published electronically. Yes, yes. If you are having difficulty selling goods or services to purchase entities from a government undersigned because that government has not complied with that agreement, contact the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance tender line. The Center can help you understand your rights under this agreement, and can notify relevant U.S.

government officials to help you resolve your issue.