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The Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation$
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Aris C. Georgopulos, Bernard Hoekman, and Petros C. Mavroidis

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198796749

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796749.001.0001

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The Evolving GPA

The Evolving GPA

Lessons of Experience and Prospects for the Future

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(p.23) 1 The Evolving GPA
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The Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation
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Arwel Davies

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796749.003.0002

The WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) is the most significant international instrument of procurement market liberalization. This chapter assesses the GPA’s development and objectives with reference to its relationship with national procurement regulation, and other international instruments. The GPA’s achievements and deficiencies are considered in a number of areas, including expansion of membership and coverage, domestic review procedures, and statistical reporting. The chapter comments on the new work program directed towards enhancing the participation of SMEs and removing discrimination in this area. It also raises questions about the Appellate Body’s interpretation of the GATT procurement derogation in Canada-Renewable Energy.

Keywords:   GPA, procurement market liberalization, regulation, review procedures, statistical reporting, SMEs, GATT

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