TISA Text and Analysis: Annex on Government Procurement

Original Publication Date: 
2 July, 2015
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This is a secret April 2015 bracketed draft of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) Annex on Government Procurement, including negotiating positions. TiSA is currently under negotiation between the United States, the European Union and 23 other countries. The Agreement creates an international legal regime which aims to deregulate and privatize the supply of services - which account for the majority of the economy across TiSA countries. The draft Annex aims to regulate the processes by which TiSA governments procure services to ensure that service markets are opened up to international competition and to give foreign services suppliers footing to contest domestic services suppliers in government tendering and procurement procedures. This April 2015 text dates from shortly after the 12th round of TiSA negotiations held from 13-17 April 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.