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New Zealand ratifies revised GPA

New Zealand ratifies revised GPA

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New Zealand has ratified the WTO’s revised Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) and will benefit from new market access opportunities and other provisions under the pact starting next month. It submitted the country’s instrument of
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Australia launches bid to join GPA

Australia launches bid to join GPA

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Australia has formally launched its bid to join the GPA, underlining its commitment to work towards timely accession to the pact. The announcement was made yesterday at the meeting of the Committee on Government Procurement where progress
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New Zealand and Montenegro join the GPA

New Zealand and Montenegro join the GPA

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Yesterday, the participants of the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) agreed to the accession of New Zealand and Montenegro. With these two new accessions, the total number of countries in the GPA stands at 45 (counting
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Entry into force of revised GPA

Entry into force of revised GPA

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The revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) entered into force yesterday, 6 April 2014, some two years after the Protocol amending the Agreement was originally adopted. The parties to the revised GPA will see
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Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement to come into force on 6 April 2014

Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement to come into force on 6 April 2014

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The revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) will come into force on 6 April 2014, effectively two years from the date on which the Protocol amending the Agreement was adopted in March 2012. The
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Ministers greet progress on ratification of revised Agreement on Government Procurement

Ministers greet progress on ratification of revised Agreement on Government Procurement

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Participants in the plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) affirmed at a ministerial meeting during the WTO’s Ninth Ministerial Conference their shared objective of bringing a revised version of the Agreement into force as soon
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Canada DS412 & DS426 public hearing

Canada DS412 & DS426 public hearing

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Earlier this week, the legality of government support for renewable energy initiatives was subject of review at the WTO, in what is considered a landmark case against Canada. The panel heard opening arguments
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What is the World Trade Organization?

What is the World Trade Organization?

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a global intergovernmental organization, much like the United Nations (UN), and the only one of its type to deal with the rules of trade between
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