Teehankee delivered to WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo Manila's request to become an observer of the Agreement on Government Procurement
. The GPA is a plurilateral deal that liberalizes government procurement markets among its parties.
The Agreement on Government Procurement
(GPA) is a plurilateral agreement within the WTO's legal framework which provides rules and guidance on the conduct of international trade in the area of government procurement among its 20 signatories (comprising 48 WTO members).
It was not until the completion of the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade negotiations in 1979 that a multilateral Agreement on Government Procurement
(GPA) was negotiated.
Finance Ministry of Armenia sees no contradictions between the Agreement on Government Procurement
(GPA) of WTO and
Beijing, Mar 21( ANI ): An official from the Ministry of Commerce, has indicated that China will probably not take part in an international agreement on government procurement
this year because of greater than before standards set by developed nations.
The United States and Canada both are signatories to the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Government Procurement
(AGP), which came into effect in 1996.
Third, to what extent does the Canada-United States Agreement on Government Procurement
(Canada-United States AGP) (6) signed in February 2010 engage the preceding issues and provide a framework for managing future "Buy America" provisions?
and Canada concluded the U.S.-Canada Agreement on Government Procurement
Canada, Japan, South Korea and the US already have an opt-out from the Agreement on Government Procurement
, which has been in force in the WTO since 1981.
'The Philippines has also remained on the sidelines of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement
. Given the benefits that could accrue to the Philippines from GPA membership, we strongly encourage the Philippines to adopt the agreement in the near future,' the statement read.