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Issues covered by the WTO’s committees and agreements

GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT

Publications

The WTO Secretariat's government procurement team regularly conducts research on various issues related to government procurement in general and the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) in particular.

An overview of recent publications authored or co-authored by GPA team members is provided below. The articles have been prepared by the authors in their personal capacities and the views expressed are the authors' personal responsibility. They should not be attributed to the WTO or its Secretariat and they are without prejudice to the views or interests of any of the WTO's members and/or countries acceding to the WTO.

Recent papers

  • Anderson, R., "The Conclusion of the Renegotiation of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement: What it Means for the Agreement and for the World Economy".  February 2012.  Published in Public Procurement Law Review, (2012) 21 P.P.L.R. 83.

  • Anderson, R., Kovacic, W., and Müller, A, "Ensuring Integrity and Competition in Public Procurement Markets:  A Dual Challenge for Good Governance".   Prepared for publication in Arrowsmith and Anderson, eds. The WTO Regime on Government Procurement:  Recent Developments and Challenges Ahead (2011).

  • Anderson, Robert D. and Pardo de Leon, Josefita and Pelletier, Philippe and Osei-Lah, Kodjo and Müller, Anna Caroline, "Government Procurement Provisions In Regional Trade Agreements: A Stepping Stone to GPA Accession?" Prepared for publication in Arrowsmith and Anderson, eds. The WTO Regime on Government Procurement: Recent Developments and Challenges Ahead (2011).

  • Anderson, Robert D. and Pelletier, Philippe and Osei-Lah, Kodjo and Müller, Anna Caroline, "Assessing the Value of Future Accessions to the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA): Some New Data Sources, Provisional Estimates, and an Evaluative Framework for Individual WTO Members Considering Accession" (6 October 2011)

  • Anderson, Robert D. and Schooner, Steven L. and Swan, Collin D., "The WTO’s Revised Government Procurement Agreement - An Important Milestone Toward Greater Market Access and Transparency in Global Public Procurement Markets" (11 January 2012)". GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-7;; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-7.

  • Müller, Anna C., "Special and Differential Treatment for Developing Countries Under the GPA:  the Existing and Revised Texts". Prepared for publication in Arrowsmith and Anderson, eds.  The WTO Regime on Government Procurement:  Recent Developments and Challenges Ahead (2011).

  • Yukins, Christopher R. and Anderson, Robert D., "Opening Procurement Markets Internationally: An Update, and the Road Ahead" (2012). West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (covering 2011), Thomson Reuters, 2012 ; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-32; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-32.