Project Synthesis Report: Unpacking Transparency in Government Procurement – Rethinking WTO Government Procurement Agreements


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Project Synthesis Report: Unpacking Transparency in Government Procurement – Rethinking WTO Government Procurement Agreements

Autor

Watermeyer, Ron

Descrição

Government Procurement (GP) in developing countries is estimated to account for 9-20 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). GP covers purchases of goods and services made by the national, provincial or municipal governments and its various agencies out of their budgetary resources. GP can also be financed from aid received through bilateral or international aid programmes. The share of GP in national public finances is significant.
Transparency in Government Procurement (TGP) was one of the four “new issues”, included in the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the 1996 Singapore Ministerial Conference. Article 21 of the Singapore Ministerial Declaration agreed to “establish a working group to conduct a study on transparency in government procurement practices, taking into account national policies, and, based on this study, to develop elements for inclusion in an appropriate agreement”. In 2001, during the Fourth Ministerial Conference in Doha, WTO Members agreed to launch negotiations on transparency aspects of government procurement after the Fifth Ministerial, subject to explicit consensus on modalities at that Session. However, Members did not reach an agreement at the Fifth Ministerial Conference at Cancún in 2003 and consequently no decision was taken. During the Geneva General Council Meeting in July 2004 Members agreed to the socalled “July Package”. This agreement foresees the inclusion of Trade Facilitation (TF) in the WTO. The General Council’s decision, however, explicitly excludes negotiations on Transparency in Government Procurement as part of the Doha Work Programme. A multilateral Agreement on Transparency in Government Procurement has been left (at least for the time being) out of the WTO’s realms.

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Relatório

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pt_BR

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projects.PNG

Referência

Watermeyer, Ron, “Project Synthesis Report: Unpacking Transparency in Government Procurement – Rethinking WTO Government Procurement Agreements,” Curadoria Enap, acesso em 16 de junho de 2019, https://exposicao.enap.gov.br/items/show/829.

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