The WTO Government Procurement Agreement: Assessing the scope for green procurement

December 1, 2015

The WTO's revised General Procurement Agreement (GPA) covers government purchasing of goods, services, and construction work valued at US$1.7 trillion annually. The most serious threat to the aim and purpose of the GPA are "buy national" policies, which act as barriers to trade, potentially limiting the rights of foreign suppliers to bid on contracts they are interested in. 

 

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Topics: ENVIRONMENT GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT

Regions: EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Authors: INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ICTSD)

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