Welcome to the Thresholds section of the e-GPA portal.

The Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) applies to procurement of minimum estimated value equal to or exceeding certain specified financial value thresholds. The thresholds, in IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDR), are specified in each Party's Annexes to Appendix I. Each Party also periodically notifies the national currency equivalent of its thresholds to the WTO. Both sets of information are available from this page.

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THRESHOLDS INDICATED IN ANNEXES 1, 2 AND 3 OF APPENDIX I TO THE REVISED GPA

(EXPRESSED IN SPECIAL DRAWING RIGHTS [SDR])1

Party ANNEX 1
(Central Government Entities)
ANNEX 2
(Sub-central Government Entities)
ANNEX 3
(Other Entities)
Goods and services2 Construction services Goods and services2 Construction services Goods and services2 Construction services
Thresholds applied by most Parties 130,000 5,000,000 200,000 5,000,000 400,000 5,000,000
Armenia 130,000 5,000,000 200,000 5,000,000 400,000 5,000,000
Canada 130,000 5,000,000 355,000 5,000,000 355,000 5,000,000
European Union3 130,000 5,000,0004, 5 200,0006 5,000,0004, 5 400,000 5,000,000
Hong Kong, China 130,000 5,000,000 No sub-central government level. 400,000 5,000,000
Iceland 130,000 5,000,000 200,000 5,000,000 400,000 5,000,000
Israel 130,000 8,500,0007 250,000 8,500,000 355,000 8,500,000
Japan 100,000 4,500,0008 200,000 15,000,0009 130,000 4,500,000 or 15,000,0008
Korea 130,000 5,000,0004 200,000 or 400,000 15,000,0004 400,000 15,000,000
Liechtenstein3 130,000 5,000,000 200,000 5,000,000 400,000 5,000,000
Moldova, Republic of 130,00010 5,000,000 200,00011 5,000,000 400,00012 5,000,000
Montenegro 130,000 5,000,0004,5 200,0006 5,000,0004,5 400,000 5,000,000
Aruba 100,000 4,000,000 No sub-central government level. 400,000 5,000,000
New Zealand 130,000 5,000,000 200,000 5,000,000 400,000 5,000,000
Norway3 130,000 5,000,000 200,000 5,000,000 400,000 5,000,000
Singapore 130,000 5,000,000 No sub-central government level. 400,000 5,000,000
Switzerland3 130,000 5,000,000 200,000 5,000,000 400,000 5,000,000
Chinese Taipei13 130,000 5,000,000 200,000 5,000,000 400,000 5,000,000
Ukraine 130,000 5,000,000 200,000 5,000,000 400,000 5,000,000
United States 130,000 5,000,000 355,000 5,000,00014 US$ 250,000 or 400,000 5,000,00014
  • 1 As made clear by the disclaimer on this website, this table is provided for educational purposes only and has no official or legal status whatsoever. The exact content of Parties' commitments, including derogations and other relevant specifications, should be verified in the light of the Parties' Annexes to Appendix 1 to the revised GPA.
  • 2 Except for construction services.
  • 3 With regard to domestic review challenging the award of procurement contracts for an amount below the threshold applied to the same category of procurement by certain Parties, the provisions of Article XVIII (domestic review procedures) do not apply to suppliers of goods or services from the Party concerned (see (i) Note 4 to Annex 2, and Note 7 to Annex 3 of the European Union; (ii) Note 5 to Annex 2, and Notes 8 to Annex 3 of Iceland; (iii) Note 2 to Annex 2, and Note 10 to Annex 3 of Liechtenstein; (iv) Note 4 to Annex 2, and Note 7 to Annex 3 of Montenegro; (v) Note 2 to Annex 2, and Note 7 to Annex 3 of Norway; and (vi) General Note 1.2 to Annex 7 of Switzerland)
  • 4 Including BOT, public works concessions or other forms of PPPs covered by the revised GPA.
  • 5 For public works concessions by Korea and suppliers of such services: SDR 15,000,000 (See Annex 6 of the EU and Annex 6 of Montenegro).
  • 6 For goods and services from Canada: SDR 355,000 (see note 1(e) to Annex 2 of the EU; and note 1(e) to Annex 2 of Montenegro).
  • 7 As of the sixth year of entry into force of the revised GPA for Israel (i.e. 6 Apr 2014): SDR 5,000,000 (see Footnote 1 to Annex 1 of Israel).
  • 8 For architectural, engineering and other technical services: SDR 450,000 (see Annexes 1 and 3 of Japan).
  • 9 For architectural, engineering and other technical services: SDR 1,500,000 (see Annex 2 of Japan).
  • 10 Thresholds in respect of goods and services are subject to a two-year transition period. In the first year following accession, the thresholds for both goods and services will be SDR 300,000, and in the second year following accession, they will be SDR 200,000. From the beginning of the third year following accession, the thresholds will be SDR 130,000 (see Footnote 1 to Annex 1 of Moldova).
  • 11 Thresholds in respect of goods and services are subject to a two-year transition period. In the first year following accession (Starting on 14 July 2016), the thresholds for both goods and services will be SDR 400,000, and in the second year following accession (Starting on 14 July 2017), they will be SDR 300,000. From the beginning of the third year following accession (Starting on 14 July 2018), the thresholds will be SDR 200,000 (see Footnote 1 to Annex 2 of Moldova).
  • 12 Thresholds in respect of goods and services are subject to a two-year transition period. In the first year following accession (Starting on 14 July 2016), the thresholds for both goods and services will be SDR 600,000, and in the second year following accession (Starting on 14 July 2017), they will be SDR 500,000. From the beginning of the third year following accession (Starting on 14 July 2018), the thresholds will be SDR 400,000 (see Footnote 1 to Annex 3 of Moldova).
  • 13 Procurement by Chinese Taipei is only covered by the GPA in respect of each Party when the threshold is the same or higher than that applied by the other Party to the same category of procurement (see General Note 1 of Chinese Taipei). This note does not apply to Israel or the United States under Annex 2.
  • 14 For construction services for Korea and suppliers of such services: SDR 15,000,000 (see General Note 5 of the United States).