Australia: Australia Set to Join WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement

25 Oct 2018: Australia has been accepted as member of the WTO’s plurilateral Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), capping three years of negotiations with existing parties to join the accord. The Oceanic nation’s bid was endorsed by GPA parties last week, with Canberra now due to complete its domestic procedures and submit the necessary documentation to the global trade club within the next year for its GPA participation to take effect.