Expanding The Scope Of WTO Gov't Procurement Agreement

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT) -- On March 30, the member states of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement formally adopted a new revised text of the GPA and announced a significant expansion of its scope to cover numerous additional government entities.

This marks the culmination of a long process to modernize the GPA, which was originally adopted in 1994. The original GPA came to be seen as too inflexible in certain respects, and of course was not adapted to the electronic procurement tools that later emerged. The parties substantially agreed...
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