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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. Information on coverage will also be provided through the e-GPA portal which is currently under construction.

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

Canada Annex 1 in English Annex 1 in French
Annex 2 in English Annex 2 in French
Annex 3 in English Annex 3 in French
Annex 4 in English Annex 4 in French
Annex 5 in English Annex 5 in French
Annex 6 in English Annex 6 in French
Annex 7 in English Annex 7 in French
European Union Annex 1 (Original language) Annex 5
Annex 2 (Original language) Annex 6
Annex 3 (Original language) Annex 7
Annex 4
Hong Kong, China Annex 1 Annex 5
Annex 2 Annex 6
Annex 3 Annex 7
Annex 4
Israel Annex 1 Annex 5
Annex 2 Annex 6
Annex 3 Annex 7
Annex 4
Iceland Annex 1 Annex 5
Annex 2 Annex 6
Annex 3 Annex 7
Annex 4
Japan Annex 1 Annex 5
Annex 2 Annex 6
Annex 3 Annex 7
Annex 4
Liechtenstein Annex 1 Annex 5
Annex 2 Annex 6
Annex 3 Annex 7
Annex 4
Netherlands with respect to Aruba Annex 1 Annex 5
Annex 2 Annex 6
Annex 3 Annex 7
Annex 4
Singapore Annex 1 Annex 5
Annex 2 Annex 6
Annex 3 Annex 7
Annex 4
Chinese Taipei Annex 1 Annex 5
Annex 2 Annex 6
Annex 3 Annex 7
Annex 4
United States Annex 1 Annex 5
Annex 2 Annex 6
Annex 3 Annex 7
Annex 4

 

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 Annex 4
Annex 2 Annex 5
Annex 3 General Notes
Canada Annex 1 in English Annex 1 in French
Annex 2 in English Annex 2 in French
Annex 3 in English Annex 3 in French
Annex 4 in English Annex 4 in French
Annex 5 in English Annex 5 in French
General Notes in English General Notes in French
European Union Annex 1 (Original language) Attachment to Annex 2 and 3
Annex 2 (Original language) General Notes in English
Annex 3 (Original language) General Notes in French
Annex 4 (Original language) General Notes in Spanish
Annex 5 (Original language)
Hong Kong, China Annex 1 Annex 4
Annex 2 Annex 5
Annex 3 General Notes
Iceland Annex 1 Annex 4
Annex 2 Annex 5
Annex 3 General Notes
Israel Annex 1 Annex 5
Annex 2 General Notes
Annex 3 Note
Annex 4
Japan Annex 1 Annex 4
Annex 2 Annex 5
Annex 3 General Notes
Korea Annex 1 Annex 4
Annex 2 Annex 5
Annex 3 General Notes
Liechtenstein Annex 1 Annex 4
Annex 2 Annex 5
Annex 3 General Notes
Netherlands (with respect to Aruba) Annex 1 Annex 4
Annex 2 Annex 5
Annex 3
Norway Annex 1 Annex 4
Annex 2 Annex 5
Annex 3 General Notes
Singapore Annex 1 Annex 4
Annex 2 Annex 5
Annex 3 General Notes
Switzerland Annex 1 (French only) Annex 4 (French only)
Annex 2 (French only) Annex 5 (French only)
Annex 3 (French only) General Notes (French only)
Chinese Taipei Annex 1 Annex 4
Annex 2 Annex 5
Annex 3 General Notes
United States Annex 1 Annex 4
Annex 2 Annex 5
Annex 3 General Notes

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