WTO Government Procurement Agreement—2015 Submission to DFAT
Submission OverviewThe ECA welcomes the opportunity to reiterate its support for Australia’s accession to the WTO GPA given the significant benefits it will offer Australian exporters through improving access to international procurement markets and promoting transparency and non-discrimination in the tendering process.
While many Australian businesses can already tender for government contracts in some of the WTO GPA member countries, accession to the GPA will provide legally binding access, thus providing safeguards against any future protectionist measures introduced by GPA parties, while delivering the certainty of a ‘multilateral rules-based system’.
Leandra Coffey, Director, Fruity Sacks
Member of the ECA
“Our business is about making it easy for people to make environmentally friendly choices. We are looking to expand into new overseas markets and the ECA have been a huge help in this endeavour. The ECA have given us introductions to key businesses that can help us in the markets we are looking at, and their workshops and seminars on topics relevant to exporting were extremely useful. All up, our association with the ECA has been a great asset to Fruity Sacks.”Become a Member
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