Spotlight On Your State: New Jersey
International trade agreements can bind state policies to restrictive government procurement rules.
- New Jersey is NOT bound by CAFTA's restrictive procurement rules or the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Government Procurement (AGP) - good news for New Jersey taxpayers!
- (05/17/05) - Letter from Dorothy Dwoskin (USTR) to Ms. Virginia Bauer (New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission) requesting a response with regards to the government procurement rules
- (02/03/05) - Gov. Codey's letter to USTR Zoellick stating that he will consider signing on to the government procurement rules in the U.S.-Panama FTA and AFTA
- (02/03/05) - USTR Zoellick's letter to Gov. Codey requesting that he sign the state on to the government procurement rules in the U.S.-Panama FTA and AFTA
- (08/12/91) - New Jersey Dept. of Commerce and Economic Development letter to USTR Murphy concerning the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (AGP)
Under the WTO GATS state policies can be bound to international rules on service-sectors