September 28, 2023

Costa Rica submits application to join government procurement pact

Costa Rica has submitted its application to start negotiations on joining the Government Procurement Agreement 2012 (GPA 2012). The bid was submitted to Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 28 September by Costa Rica’s Ambassador to the WTO, Ronald Saborío. “Costa Rica’s accession to the GPA 2012 would open new government procurement markets for our country and enhance our attractiveness for investment,” said Costa Rica’s Trade Minister, Manuel Tovar, in an accompanying statement. It “would also add legal certainty and support to the participation by Costa Rican suppliers in government procurement procedures abroad,” he added.

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