Being part of the GPA will open up public sector contracts to more foreign bidders ©REUTERS/Stock Adobe
Being part of the GPA will open up public sector contracts to more foreign bidders ©REUTERS/Stock Adobe

Australia accepted into WTO public procurement club

22 October 2018

Australia has been accepted into the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) in a move that will open up public sector contracts to more foreign bidders.

As part of its GPA membership, public sector contracts for goods and services will be open to foreign competition from other GPA member states and tender processes will have to meet the group’s standards for transparency and non-discrimination.

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