Topics handled by WTO committees and agreements
Issues covered by the WTO’s committees and agreements


Additional information on government procurement

Additional information on certain aspects of government procurement at the domestic and international levels.

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Procurement legislation of WTO Members   back to top

Various sources provide useful information on the national procurement legislation of WTO Members.

Within the WTO, Parties to the plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement are required to submit information on their national legislation and notify any changes thereto.
Table of notifications on Parties' national implementing legislation

Further, the multilateral Working Party on GATS Rules conducted a survey of Members' procurement regimes, the responses to which are available in S/WPGR/W/11 documents series. Also, the multilateral Working Group on Transparency in Government Procurement received various submissions on WTO Members' domestic procurement laws. Government procurement is frequently addressed in trade policy reviews carried out by the WTO.

Outside of the WTO, inter alia surveys by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the FTAA Inventory on National Legislation, Regulations and Procedures provide useful information on domestic procurement regimes in certain regions.


Other instruments   back to top

Various instruments adopted by inter-governmental organizations and guidelines of regional development banks and economic organizations address government procurement. The following table provides an overview of the most important instruments as well as the WTO documents that make reference to those, if any.


Addressed in WTO work

2011 — UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement WT/WGTGP/W/1
World Bank Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits (2004) WT/WGTGP/W/2
APEC Non-Binding Principles on Government Procurement WT/WGTGP/W/11,

OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions

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