RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The United States is the first country to formally call on Brazil to expand its offer to open the Brazilian government procurement market to foreign companies, which would enable Brasília to join the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA).
Washington has urged the Brazilian government to include access to foreign companies in public procurement bids for financial services and strategic health products and supplies for the Brazilian National Health System (SUS), among others.
In practice, the United States is calling on Brazil to eliminate most of what it excluded in the initial . . .