Australia: Countries Press On in Efforts to Join WTO Public Procurement Deal

29th Jun, 2017: The WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) may soon see some new additions, with Australia reportedly close to the negotiating finish line, nearly two years after it launched its bid to join the plurilateral accord.Canberra announced that it would begin negotiating with current GPA parties two years ago, with the talks formally beginning in September 2015. Since then, it has submitted both initial and revised market access offers for parties to consider.