Tag: U.S. Procurement Agreements

Regional Trade Agreements: Role in Opening Procurement Markets

A recently published article, “Growing Significance of Regional Trade Agreements in Opening Public Procurement” compares the role of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) and regional trade agreements (RTAs) in opening government procurement

U.S. Procurement Covered under Trade Agreements: A Djaghe Reference Paper

A Djaghe reference paper, U.S. Procurement Covered under Trade Agreements, examines and compares the government procurement commitments of the United States under the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), free trade agreements (FTAs) and bilateral

U.S. Procurement Commitments under Trade Agreements: A Djaghe White Paper

A Djaghe white paper on U.S. Procurement Commitments under Trade Agreements provides a comprehensive examination of international trade agreements that apply to U.S. government procurement, the U.S. commitments under those agreements and the legal framework

State Procurement Restrictions in Agreements


The 38 states committed to open procurement under international agreements can deny access to purchases that fall under exclusions and restrictions applicable to all states. Furthermore, many states reserve certain procurement for local suppliers based

Buy American Requirements in Federal Financial Assistance to Sub-federal Entities

The U.S. has used different approaches in its procurement agreements with regard to domestic purchasing requirements attached to federal funds. A recent posting examined U.S. treatment of “buy American” requirements that apply to federal government

Trade Agreements Act of 1979: Broad Authority, Narrow Application

Although the Trade Agreements Act provides the President with broad authority to waive discriminatory purchasing requirements, in practice the waiver has limited application. Under the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) and free trade agreements

BACKGROUND: U.S. Procurement Covered under Revised GPA

The revised GPA sets the standard for the procurement that the United States covers in other agreements. Beginning in 1981, the United States (U.S.) has opened its government procurement to a number of trading partners by means of bilateral and

U.S. Agreements Open Foreign Procurement

Over nearly 35 years, the United States has negotiated trade agreements that provide U.S. firms with opportunities to participate in 57 foreign government procurement markets. In 1981, the United States implemented the first agreement that opened federal