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
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.