About the project

Currently, India holds an observer status in the WTO Plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement. It is included in the recently-signed India-Japan free trade agreement. This issue is being discussed as part of negotiations on EU-India free trade agreement. However, there is little understanding about issues and challenges in regard to multilateral/bilateral obligations with respect to transparency, efficiency and market access aspects of government procurement that India will have to adhere to this is particularly in case of stakeholders such as ministries/departments, industry associations, CSOs and so on.

The project will integrate the stakeholders into the activity design which is expected to generate critical momentum for continuing efforts in support of accession process to the Agreement on Government Procurement on the project completion. Further, the importance and relevance of the subject has increased with a greater focus today on global good governance post financial crisis. Therefore, it is expected that the project outputs will continue to draw interest from all concerned stakeholders.

Implementing Organisation:

CUTS International
D217, Bhaskar Marg, Bani Park,
Jaipur 302 016, India
Ph: +91.141.2282821,
Fx: +91.141.2282485
Email: cuts@cuts.org

Supported under Prosperity Fund India Programme by
British High Commission, New Delhi, India


National Consultation
WTO Plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement
Market Access Opportunities & Challenges for India

January 31, 2013, New Delhi
Backgrounder | Executive Summary | Report



India and the WTO procurement deal
The Hindu Business Line, February 21, 2013

Balance good governance with commercial interests in public procurement: CUTS
January 31, 2013, New Delhi

Bill to regulate govt purchases introduced
LiveMint, May 14, 2012


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