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’.
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VEKTA Advanced Automation
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"In 2014 Vekta Automation became involved in the Export Awards and started to get a better understanding about the role of the Export Council of Australia. After attending a seminar in Perth in February 2019 the decision was instantly made and we signed up the next day. A decision we should have made 5 years earlier. For Vekta, the information, expertise and networking opportunities that the ECA provides has been valuable. It is reassuring knowing that there are experienced and knowledgeable people we can turn to when advice is needed."
Established in 1970, Mavlab Animal Health Pty Ltd is a Queensland based, family-owned, GMP licenced manufacturer of veterinary pharmaceuticals and pet care products. Mavlab has an extensive range of prescription and over the counter products sold in a growing number of global markets. Contract manufacturing opportunities are also available.