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GPA membership is limited to WTO members who have specifically signed or subsequently joined the GPA. WTO members are not required to join the GPA, but the United States urges all WTO members to participate in this important agreement. Several countries, including China, Jordan and Moldova, are negotiating GPA membership. In order to ensure open, fair and transparent conditions of competition in public procurement, a number of WTO members negotiated the Public Procurement Agreement (GPA). The following WTO members are parties to the 1994 agreement: The revised GPA text is generally based on the same principles as the original agreement, namely non-discrimination, transparency and procedural fairness, and contains the same key elements as the 1994 GPA text. Nevertheless, the revised text improves the 1994 MPA in many respects. A purchasing entity provides suppliers with tender documents containing all the information necessary to enable suppliers to produce and submit bids that can respond. To the extent that communication on the proposed public procurement does not already provide for this, these documents must contain a full description of: recognising the need for an effective multilateral framework for public procurement, in order to increase the liberalisation and extension of the implementation of international trade and to improve the framework for the implementation of international trade; Recognising the failure to prepare, adopt or implement public procurement measures to protect domestic suppliers, goods or services or to discriminate against foreign suppliers, goods or services; The WTO Public Procurement Agreement is a “multilateral” agreement that means it applies to a number of WTO members, but not all members. covered contract in which the supplier participated or participated. The rules of procedure for all challenges are set in writing and made accessible to all. The revised GPA expands market access opportunities under the agreement, bringing many governments (departments and agencies) into the scope of the GPA and incorporating new services and other public procurement areas into its expanded coverage.
Parties to the revised agreement will have market access estimated at between $80 billion and $100 billion per year, bringing the total coverage of the agreement to $1.7 trillion per year. As a result, the first Tokyo Round Code on Government Procurement was signed in 1979 and came into force in 1981. It was amended in 1987 and the amendment came into force in 1988. The parties to the agreement then negotiated the extension of the scope and scope of the agreement, in parallel with the Uruguay Round. Finally, on 15 April 1994, a new public procurement agreement (GPA 1994) was signed in Marrakech at the same time as the WTO agreement, which came into force on 1 January 1996. The GPA`s fundamental objective is to open mutual public procurement between its parties. Following several rounds of negotiations, the GPA parties made purchases valued at an estimated $1.7 trillion per year for international competition (i.e..