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Ukraine topped the WTO agenda

Украина возглавила программу ВТОThe total market of government procurement of the WTO is estimated at 1.7 trillion dollars annually.

Ukraine was elected the Chairman of the Working program for the statistics of public procurement of the world trade organization.

From 25 to 27 February 2019 in the meeting of the Committee of government procurement Agreement of the WTO Ukraine for the first time in the history of its membership in the WTO has chosen the presidency work programme for the collection and reporting of statistical data (Work Program on Collection and Reporting of Statistical Data). The previous Chairman of this program was the United States.

In 2016 Ukraine joined the WTO Agreement on government procurement (Government Procurement Agreement, GPA). As a result, Ukrainian companies received the right to participate in public procurement 47 countries participating in the agreement GPA, among which: EU countries, Japan, USA, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Canada.

The Ukrainian delegation voiced the main directions of work in the short term: the development and use of unified methodology for collecting and reporting data on public procurement of the member countries of the Agreement on government procurement; as well as further spread the use of open data in public procurement Organizations international economic cooperation (eng. Open Contracting Data Standard, OCDS).

In the electronic system of public procurement ProZorro that uses this standard data can be monitored online at 2.26 million all purchases.

“This is all purchases for all time of existence of the system, where all information from the announcement of the tender to sign and execute the contract on them at a glance. Every day this number increases by an average of 4-5 thousand procedures. The total budget of the procurement advertised in the system with all time of its existence has reached 2.16 trillion UAH”, – said the first Deputy head of the MEDT Maxim nefodov.

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