Tag: GPA Work Programs

The WTO Government Procurement Agreement: A Djaghe Reference Paper

A Djaghe reference paper, The Government Procurement Agreement under the World Trade Organization, examines the treatment of government procurement under the WTO. It begins with a brief consideration of the exclusion of procurement from multilateral

WTO GPA Update #5

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The WTO Committee on Government Procurement (Committee) has issued its annual report (GPA/134). In that report, it took stock of the status of accessions to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), its work programs and development of arbitration

Government Procurement in the WTO 2015

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A paper, Government Procurement in the WTO (2015), prepared for the Institute of International Economic Law’s 10th Annual Academy of WTO Law & Policy is available in the Djaghe White Papers library. The paper is a substantial expansion and update

WTO GPA Symposium

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On September 17 and 18, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is presenting a symposium on “The Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA): an Emerging Pillar of Twenty-first Century Trade and Development” at the WTO headquarters in Geneva,

PPPs #1: Public-Private Partnerships under the GPA

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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly of interest to governments as a means of providing public infrastructure assets and services. This post is the first of a series that will examine PPPs from the perspective of international trade

Maintaining Current Small Business Set-aside Level

The House of Representatives’ expansion of set-asides for U.S. small businesses could raise objections from trading partners. Tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2016, as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in mid-May,

2014 International Procurement Developments

In 2014, the major developments in international procurement centered on the WTO Government Procurement Agreement. In 2014, the implementation of a major revision of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) was the most significant development. In

World Bank Procurement Reform Promotes GPA

Countries that are parties to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement will be able to use national procurement systems in projects financed by the World Bank. The World Bank is undertaking procurement reforms that will allow a country to use its own

No Implementation of Revised GPA at WTO Ministerial in Bali

Implementation of the revised WTO Government Procurement Agreement has been delayed until the first quarter of 2014.  Even though the WTO’s 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia (Dec. 2-7, 2013) was able to conclude a successful agreement on a

Work Programs for Unfinished Business in Revision of GPA

The WTO Committee on Government Procurement will initiate work programs to address issues not resolved in the recent negotiations to revise the WTO Government Procurement Agreement. In December 2012, when the United States and the other Parties to the WTO