Working Party on GATS Rules - Communication from the European Communities - Government Procurement in Services
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11 May 2004
(04-2092) Working Party on GATS Rules Original: English
Communication from the European Communities
Government Procurement in Services
The following communication, dated 6 May 2004, from the delegation of the European Communities is being circulated to the Members of the Working Party on GATS Rules.
Within the framework of the negotiations under the mandate given by GATS Article XIII:2, the European Communities (hereinafter the EC) submitted in July 2002 and May 2003 contributions with proposals on a framework that could be developed under the GATS for government procurement in services, and on the benefits that could be drawn from them. The EC is hereby putting forward a new contribution aiming at replying to questions on its two communications mentioned above, which were raised by WTO Members, including by Singapore in its Non-Paper of November 2003, cir