1 "To", "Do", "Fu", "Ken" and "Shitei-toshi" covered by the Local Autonomy Law include all internal subdivisions, attached organizations and branch offices of all their governors or mayors, committees and other organizations provided for in the Local Autonomy Law.
2 This Agreement does not cover contracts to be awarded to co-operatives or associations in accordance with laws and regulations existing at the time of the entry into force of this Agreement for Japan.
3 This Agreement does not cover contracts which the entities award for purposes of their daily profit-making activities which are exposed to competitive forces in markets. This note shall not be used in a manner which circumvents the provisions of this Agreement.
4 Procurement related to operational safety of transportation is not covered.
5 Procurement related to the production, transport or distribution of electricity is not covered.