Government procurement is the procurement of goods and services undertaken on behalf of public authority. The restriction is a discrimination against the products, services or suppliers with respect to the government procurement opportunities that are opened to foreign competition.
The Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) is one of the "plurilateral" Agreements under the WTO, which applies only to the signatory of the agreement.
By the procuring entities that each Party has listed in its schedule in Annex 1, Appendix I, relating to central government entities, Annex 1, Appendix II relating to any sub-central government entities listed and Annex 1, Appendix III, other entities such as utilities; of goods; and
All services and construction services that are specified in positive lists found, respectively, in Annexes 4 and 5 of Appendix I; and in respect of procurement contracts above certain threshold values. Each Party indicates the levels of minimum thresholds that apply to the procurement of goods and services under Annexes 1, 2 and 3 (Article I:4).
central government bodies; local government bodies (which include provincial and state government bodies); and regional and non-governmental bodies.
LIST OF MALAYSIA'S GPA MEASURES
Malaysia is an observer but not a signatory of the WTO Government Procurement.