International trade agreements can bind state policies to restrictive government procurement rules.
- Virginia is not bound by CAFTA’s restrictive procurement rules or the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Government Procurement (AGP) – good news for Virginia taxpayers.
- (09/17/03) – Gov. Warner’s letter to USTR Zoellick refusing to sign onto CAFTA’s restrictive procurement rules
Under the WTO GATS state policies can be bound to international rules on service-sectors