Agreement on Government Procurement
The Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) is a Uruguay Round in 1994, and its current form entered into force on 1 January 1996. It regulates the government procurement of goods and services by the public authorities of the parties to the agreement, based on the principles of openness, transparency and non-discrimination.
PartiesThe following WTO Members are parties to the agreement:
|The European Union with respect to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom||1 January 1996|
|Israel||1 January 1996|
|Japan||1 January 1996|
|Norway||1 January 1996|
|Switzerland||1 January 1996|
|United States||1 January 1996|
|The Netherlands with respect to Aruba||25 October 1996|
|Korea||1 January 1997|
|Hong Kong, China||19 June 1997|
|Liechtenstein||18 September 1997|
|Singapore||20 October 1997|
|Iceland||28 April 2001|
|The European Union with respect to Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia||1 May 2004|
|The European Union with respect to Bulgaria and Romania||1 January 2007|
|Chinese Taipei||15 July 2009|
|Armenia||15 September 2011|
The following WTO Members have obtained observer status with respect to the GPA, with those marked with an asterisk (*) negotiating accession: Albania*, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Cameroon, Chile, China*, Colombia, Croatia, Georgia*, India, Indonesia, Jordan*, Kyrgyz Republic*, Malaysia, Moldova*, Mongolia, Montenegro, New Zealand*, Oman*, Panama*, Russian Federation*, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine*, Viet Nam.
- "Parties and observers to the GPA". WTO. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
- The plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) (WTO)