DECISIONS ON PROCEDURAL MATTERS UNDER THE AGREEMENT
ON GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT (1994)
PROCEDURES FOR THE NOTIFICATION OF NATIONAL
Decision of the Committee of 4 June 1996
1. Parties shall submit the complete texts of
their basic legislation (laws and regulations) on government procurement in the
original language to the Secretariat where these texts will be open for
inspection by Parties. These would
include the basic legal instruments pursuant to which effect is given to the
provisions of the Agreement. Each
Party shall provide a summary of that legislation in a WTO language.
2. In addition, each Party shall describe in a
WTO language what other legislation giving effect to the Agreement on
Government Procurement exists. This need
not take the form of a listing of individual texts but should include
sufficient information on the nature of legislation relevant to each category of
entities to facilitate another Party requesting a text of interest to it.
3. Each Party shall supply, in response to a
request from another Party, a copy of any law, regulation, final judicial
decision, administrative ruling or other measure relevant to the
Agreement. Each Party shall notify the
Committee of the coordinates of a contact point established for that
purpose. Through its contact point, a
Party from which a text has been requested, shall use its best endeavours to
assist the requesting Party with any translation into a WTO language necessary.
4. Each Party shall provide responses to the
attached checklist of issues.
5. The notifications shall be made as soon as
possible, but in no case later than 31 December 1996.