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Dispute settlement under the Government Procurement Agreement

There have been three disputes between Parties under the GPA. These have been initiated under Article XXII of the GPA, which sets out specific, government-procurement-related provisions on consultations and dispute settlement. Except as specified in those provisions, the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (the ‘Dispute Settlement Understanding’) also applies.

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Disputes initiated under the GPA    
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  • All Disputes (requests for consultations) involving government procurement (Document code GPA/D*)    > search
  • DS73: Japan — Procurement of a Navigation Satellite
    • All documents on this case (Document code GPA/D73/* or WT/DS73/*)    > search
    • Statement in the Committee on Government Procurement providing details of the solution: 18 February 1998 (Document code GPA/M/8)    > search
  • DS88DS95: United States — Measures Affecting Government Procurement (Massachusetts State Law prohibiting contracts with firms doing business with or in Myanmar)
    • All documents on case DS88: brought by EC (Document code GPA/D88/* or WT/DS88/*)    > search
    • All documents on case DS95: brought by Japan (Document code GPA/D95/* or WT/DS95/*)    > search
  • DS163: Korea — Measures affecting Government Procurement (procurement practices of the Korean Airport Construction Authority) 
    • All documents on this case (Document code GPA/D163/* or WT/DS163/*)    > search
    • Panel report adopted: 15 June 2000 (Document code WT/DSB/M/84)    > search

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Disputes initiated under the Tokyo Round Code on Government Procurement     Back to top

Four GATT disputes from the pre-WTO period, under the Tokyo Round code on Government Procurement, assessed government-procurement-related issues more directly: