Tag: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Backs Away from GPA Commitment

As discussed in a recent post, the United States, the European Union and other parties to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) questioned Saudi Arabia in its WTO Trade Policy Review (TPR) regarding its plans to fulfill its WTO commitment to

Saudi Arabia: Unfulfilled Promise to Join WTO Procurement Pact

In the WTO’s third review of Saudi Arabia’s trade policies and practices, a number of members requested information on its plans to join the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), as it promised to do when it became a WTO member 15 years ago. This post

2020 Trade Barriers Report: Government Procurement

In its 2020 National Trade Estimate on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE), the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) catalogued trade barriers in 63 countries, customs territories and regional associations, including the 50 largest markets for U.S. goods. This

2016 Trade Barriers Report: Government Procurement

In the recently released annual National Trade Estimates (NTE) report, the U.S. Trade Representative identifies major foreign barriers to U.S. exports. Government procurement is one of the 10 categories covering “government-imposed measures and policies