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AGREEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT

Coverage schedules

The principles and procedural requirements set out by the text of the Agreement do not automatically apply to all the procurement activities of each party. Only those specified in the parties' coverage schedules have to be carried out in accordance with the rules of the GPA.


The coverage schedules of parties are an integral part of the GPA and are contained in Appendix I to the Agreement. The schedule of each party contains several annexes which define the concerned party's commitment with respect to four dimensions of coverage:

  • the procuring entities covered by the Agreement
  • the goods, services and construction services covered by the Agreement
  • the threshold values above which procurement activities are covered by the Agreement
  • exceptions to the coverage.

Only the procurement activities carried out by a covered entity purchasing covered goods, services or construction services of a contract valued above the relevant threshold, and not specifically exempted in the notes to the schedules, are subject to the revised GPA's rules.

To make the coverage schedules more clear and comprehensive, some format changes have been introduced in their structure under the revised GPA.

Coverage schedules under the revised GPA    back to top

Under the revised GPA, the schedule of each party contains seven annexes:

Annex 1: central government entities
Annex 2: sub-central government entities
Annex 3: other entities
Annex 4: goods
Annex 5: services
Annex 6: construction services
Annex 7: general notes.

The coverage schedules of parties as agreed on 30 March 2012 are set out in document GPA/113. To facilitate the handling of individual parties' schedules and to take into account modifications that have been certified since that date, loose-leaf schedules have been prepared with regard to those parties that have accepted the revised Agreement. These reflect parties' current legal binding coverage commitments.

The integrated Government Procurement Market Access Information Resource (e-GPA) portal of the WTO also provides information on coverage, including on the applicable thresholds, under the Revised GPA.

Parties' coverage schedules under the revised GPA, in the loose-leaf format as well as in the e-GPA portal, are available from the following links:

Canada Annex 1 (EN) Word  e-GPA Annex 1 (FR) Word  e-GPA
Annex 2 (EN) Word  e-GPA Annex 2 (FR) Word  e-GPA
Annex 3 (EN) Word  e-GPA Annex 3 (FR) Word  e-GPA
Annex 4 (EN) Word  e-GPA Annex 4 (FR) Word  e-GPA
Annex 5 (EN) Word  e-GPA Annex 5 (FR) Word  e-GPA
Annex 6 (EN) Word  e-GPA Annex 6 (FR) Word  e-GPA
Annex 7 (EN) Word  e-GPA Annex 7 (FR) Word  e-GPA
European Union Annex 1 Word  e-GPA Annex 5 Word  e-GPA
Annex 2 Word  e-GPA Annex 6 Word  e-GPA
Annex 3 Word  e-GPA Annex 7 Word  e-GPA
Annex 4 Word  e-GPA
Hong Kong, China Annex 1 Word  e-GPA Annex 5 Word  e-GPA
Annex 2 Word  e-GPA Annex 6 Word  e-GPA
Annex 3 Word  e-GPA Annex 7 Word  e-GPA
Annex 4 Word  e-GPA
Iceland Annex 1 Word  e-GPA Annex 5 Word  e-GPA
Annex 2 Word  e-GPA Annex 6 Word  e-GPA
Annex 3 Word  e-GPA Annex 7 Word  e-GPA
Annex 4 Word  e-GPA
Israel Annex 1 Word  e-GPA Annex 5 Word  e-GPA
Annex 2 Word  e-GPA Annex 6 Word  e-GPA
Annex 3 Word  e-GPA Annex 7 Word  e-GPA
Annex 4 Word  e-GPA
Japan Annex 1 Word  e-GPA Annex 5 Word  e-GPA
Annex 2 Word  e-GPA Annex 6 Word  e-GPA
Annex 3 Word  e-GPA Annex 7 Word  e-GPA
Annex 4 Word  e-GPA
Liechtenstein Annex 1 Word  e-GPA Annex 5 Word  e-GPA
Annex 2 Word  e-GPA Annex 6 Word  e-GPA
Annex 3 Word  e-GPA Annex 7 Word  e-GPA
Annex 4 Word  e-GPA
Netherlands with respect to Aruba Annex 1 Word  e-GPA Annex 5 Word  e-GPA
Annex 2 Word  e-GPA Annex 6 Word  e-GPA
Annex 3 Word  e-GPA Annex 7 Word  e-GPA
Annex 4 Word  e-GPA
Singapore Annex 1 Word  e-GPA Annex 5 Word  e-GPA
Annex 2 Word  e-GPA Annex 6 Word  e-GPA
Annex 3 Word  e-GPA Annex 7 Word  e-GPA
Annex 4 Word  e-GPA
Chinese Taipei Annex 1 Word  e-GPA Annex 5 Word  e-GPA
Annex 2 Word  e-GPA Annex 6 Word  e-GPA
Annex 3 Word  e-GPA Annex 7 Word  e-GPA
Annex 4 Word  e-GPA
United States Annex 1 Word  e-GPA Annex 5 Word  e-GPA
Annex 2 Word  e-GPA Annex 6 Word  e-GPA
Annex 3 Word  e-GPA Annex 7 Word  e-GPA
Annex 4 Word  e-GPA

 

Coverage schedules under the GPA 1994    back to top

Under the GPA 1994, the schedule of each party contains only five annexes:

Annex 1: central government entities
Annex 2: sub-central government entities
Annex 3: other entities
Annex 4: services
Annex 5: construction services

The notes, which are now set out in Annex 7 of the revised GPA are included as “General Notes” under the GPA 1994. In addition, all goods are covered under both versions of the GPA unless specifically exempted. While the GPA 1994 does not have a goods annex, this general rule is contained in a separate goods annex in the revised GPA.

Annexes of each party's coverage schedules under the GPA 1994 are available as separate files from the following links:

Armenia Annex 1 Word Annex 4 Word
Annex 2 Word Annex 5 Word
Annex 3 Word General Notes Word
Canada Annex 1 (EN) Word Annex 1 (FR) Word
Annex 2 (EN) Word Annex 2 (FR) Word
Annex 3 (EN) Word Annex 3 (FR) Word
Annex 4 (EN) Word Annex 4 (FR) Word
Annex 5 (EN) Word Annex 5 (FR) Word
General Notes (EN) Word General Notes (FR) Word
European Union Annex 1 (Original language) Word Attachment to Annex 2 and 3 Word
Annex 2 (Original language) Word General Notes (EN) Word
Annex 3 (Original language )Word General Notes (FR) Word
Annex 4 (Original language) Word General Notes (SP) Word
Annex 5 (Original language) Word
Hong Kong, China Annex 1 Word Annex 4 Word
Annex 2 Word Annex 5 Word
Annex 3 Word General Notes Word
Iceland Annex 1 Word Annex 4 Word
Annex 2 Word Annex 5 Word
Annex 3 Word General Notes Word
Israel Annex 1 Word Annex 5 Word
Annex 2 Word General Notes Word
Annex 3 Word Note Word
Annex 4 Word
Japan Annex 1 Word Annex 4 Word
Annex 2 Word Annex 5 Word
Annex 3 Word General Notes Word
Korea Annex 1 Word Annex 4 Word
Annex 2 Word Annex 5 Word
Annex 3 Word General Notes Word
Liechtenstein Annex 1 Word Annex 4 Word
Annex 2 Word Annex 5 Word
Annex 3 Word General Notes Word
Netherlands (with respect to Aruba) Annex 1 Word Annex 4 Word
Annex 2 Word Annex 5 Word
Annex 3 Word
Norway Annex 1 Word Annex 4 Word
Annex 2 Word Annex 5 Word
Annex 3 Word General NotesWord
Singapore Annex 1 Word Annex 4 Word
Annex 2 Word Annex 5 Word
Annex 3 Word General Notes Word
Switzerland Annex 1 (FR) Word Annex 4 (FR) Word
Annex 2 (FR) Word Annex 5 (FR) Word
Annex 3 (FR) Word General Notes (FR) Word
Chinese Taipei Annex 1 Word Annex 4 Word
Annex 2 Word Annex 5 Word
Annex 3 Word General Notes Word
United States Annex 1 Word Annex 4 Word
Annex 2 Word Annex 5 Word
Annex 3 Word General Notes Word

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