Thursday, May 24, 2012

Comparing the Old and New Versions of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

In March 2012, the World Trade Organization announced that a revised version of the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) had been provisionally approved by the parties to the agreement.  The revised UNCITRAL model procurement law has, wherever possible, been written to conform to the GPA (the revised GPA text has been available, in draft form, for several years).  To facilitate integration of the UNCITRAL model law and the GPA, a side-by-side comparison of the old and new versions of the GPA, prepared by the UNCITRAL secretariat at the request of several negotiating parties, has been posted.

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