Government Procurement Agreement

Government Procurement Agreement: Opening Markets and Promoting Good Governance

Government procurement accounts for an average of 15 per cent or more of a country’s GDP. The WTO’s Agreement on Government Procurement covers government purchasing of goods, services and construction work valued at US$ 1.7 trillion annually. This brochure, produced to mark the WTO’s 20th anniversary, looks into how the Agreement came about and what it embodies.