Tag: US-Australia FTA

TPP Procurement: Harmonizing FTAs

The United States agreed to revise procurement provisions in two free trade agreements (FTAs) in side letters to the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). One side letter will replace the procedures that apply to procurement covered under the

Australia Prepares to Join the GPA

Australia has already undertaken significant procurement reform and commitments that should facilitate its GPA negotiations. On November 14, Australia’s Trade and Investment Minister, Andrew Robb, announced Australia’s commitment to work towards joining

Revised GPA as Model for TPP Procurement Rules

The TPP should base its procurement rules on the revised WTO Government Procurement Agreement to ensure the most up-to-date provisions and contribute to the expansion of international procurement standards in Asia. Government procurement will be an integral