A plurilateral agreement is a multinational legal or trade agreement between countries. In economic jargon, this is an agreement between more than two countries, but not many, that would be a multilateral agreement.  The beef and milk agreements were denounced in 1997. Trade in civil aircraft Public procurement of dairy products Beef and veal. The International Milk Agreement and the International Beef Agreement were abolished at the end of 1997. The countries that have signed the agreements have decided that the sectors will be better treated under the agreements on agriculture, health protection and plant protection. Some aspects of their work had been hampered by the small number of signatories. For example, some major exporters of dairy products did not sign the milk agreement and the attempt to cooperate on minimum prices therefore failed due to the fixing of minimum prices, which was suspended in 1995. They are not intended to defend the positions or opinions of the WTO or its Members and do not affect the rights and obligations of Members under the WTO. Any errors are attributable to the author. An agreement on government procurement was first negotiated during the Tokyo Round and entered into force on 1 January 1981. The aim is to open up as much of this activity as possible to international competition.
It aims to make public procurement laws, regulations, procedures and practices more transparent and to ensure that they do not discriminate against foreign products or suppliers. During the Uruguay Round, and then in parallel with the Doha Round, the agreement was revised twice by negotiations between its signatories. The latest version entered into force on 6 April 2014. In most countries, the government and the authorities it controls are together the largest buyers of goods of all kinds, from basic foodstuffs to high-tech equipment. They also buy large quantities of construction services and services such as telecommunications, roads, airports and power plants, etc. A strong public procurement system, based on the principles of transparency, integrity and competition, is essential to maximise the benefits of procurement for citizens and businesses. . . .