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U.S. Sees Gains In New China GPA Offer, But Says Big Gaps Still Remain

January 6, 2015 at 3:49 PM
The United States is highlighting expanded entity coverage and a lowering of the thresholds above which public contracts would be open to foreign suppliers as two significant improvements in China's latest offer to accede to the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), while making clear that it still falls far short of U.S. demands. “We welcome the new offer and note some significant improvements, such as the lowering of certain thresholds and increased entity coverage,” a spokesman for the Office of the...


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