Tag: US small business set-asides

U.S. Procurement Preferences for Small and Minority Businesses


The United States excludes procurement that is subject to preferences for U.S. small and minority businesses from its commitments under the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) and free trade agreements (FTAs). This post provides background on the

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