The following WTO members are contracting parties to the 1994 agreement: Please list all royalties and grants from, employment, shared ownership advice, or a close relationship with any organization that, over the past 36 months, has an organization whose interests may be affected by the publication of the response. Please also list all non-financial associations or interests (personal, professional, political, institutional, religious or other) that a reasonable reader wishes to know about the work submitted. This applies to all the authors of the play, their spouses or partners. (a) Authorized products from WTO GPA countries and countries trading in FREI products are entitled to non-discriminatory treatment in point 25.402(a) (1). The GPA and WTO free trade agreements define attribution procedures for fairness (see 25.408). The World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Procurement Agreement, commonly known as the GPA, establishes a framework for public procurement rights and obligations among WTO members who have signed it. The signatories agreed that suppliers of goods and services in other signatory countries would not be treated less favourably than domestic suppliers when covered by the agreement and that their public procurement laws, rules and procedures would be transparent and fair. Any company in a signatory country wishing to sell GPA goods or services to a purchasing entity in another signatory country, which is listed in Schedule I of the GPA, may benefit from this agreement. The World Trade Organization estimates the value of the public procurement opportunities covered by the agreement at several hundred billion dollars a year. The full text of the revised GPA and the new annexes that list the public procurement covered by all parties to the GPA are available in amp-113. The text of the agreement establishes rules that require open, fair and transparent conditions of competition for public procurement.
However, these rules do not automatically apply to all purchasing activities of each party. On the contrary, hedging schedules play a key role in determining whether or not a buying activity is covered by the agreement. Only purchase activities carried out by listed companies that purchase goods, services or listed works above the specified thresholds are covered by the agreement. These calendars are open to the public. As a result, the first Tokyo Round Code on Government Procurement was signed in 1979 and came into force in 1981. It was amended in 1987 and the amendment came into force in 1988. The parties to the agreement then negotiated the extension of the scope and scope of the agreement, in parallel with the Uruguay Round. Finally, on 15 April 1994, a new public procurement agreement (GPA 1994) was signed in Marrakech at the same time as the WTO agreement, which came into force on 1 January 1996.