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Glossary: GPA (WTO)

Acronym in full: Agreement on Government Procurement

The Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) is a legally binding agreement in the WTO focusing on the subject of government procurement. It is a plurilateral treaty administered by a Committee on Government Procurement, which includes the WTO Members that are Parties to the GPA. GPA is designed to make laws, regulations, procedures and practices regarding government procurement more transparent and to ensure they do not protect domestic products or suppliers, or discriminate against foreign products or suppliers.


Related term: WTO




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