September 10, 2018

DG Azevêdo opens week-long workshop on government procurement

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, on 10 September 2018, addressed the second “Advanced Global Workshop on Government Procurement” held at the WTO. DG Azevêdo highlighted the importance of transparent and effective government procurement systems for delivering a high standard of public goods and services to consumers. He also emphasized how the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement is enhancing transparency and market access in this sector and how its growing relevance in today’s global economy is evidenced by the increasing number of WTO members seeking to join the Agreement.

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