November 9, 2023

Parties to government procurement pact welcome new party, new acceding country

A meeting of the Committee on Government Procurement on 8 November marked the first time North Macedonia has participated as a party to the Government Procurement Agreement 2012 (GPA 2012) and the first engagement with Costa Rica since it submitted its application for GPA accession. In a workshop focusing on the implementation of labour standards in GPA parties’ government procurement systems held the following day, Director-General Okonjo-Iweala underlined that government procurement can be responsive to people’s concerns about global trade.

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