World Trade agreement removes long standing barriers to lucrative government contracts

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

The New Zealand Government’s signing, today, of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) has presented a massive opportunity.  Sir William Gallagher, CEO and Chairman of the Gallagher Group is overjoyed at the potential this agreement presents for his global security business.  “As with all New Zealand companies, we’ve long faced challenges in competing for Government business offshore.  This agreement gives us the opportunity to simply and directly present our highly innovative government security solutions to the world” said Sir William.

The Government Procurement Agreement opens up trade opportunities for Gallagher in 43 WTO member countries, including the US, Canada, Japan, and 28 countries in the European Union.  According to New Zealand Economic Development Minister, Steven Joyce, the agreement provides New Zealand companies with guaranteed access to bid for an estimated USD1.7 trillion in annual overseas government contracts.  

As one of New Zealand’s shining business examples for innovation and technology, Gallagher has developed Government specific security solutions for countries throughout the world.  “We’ve been working in the Government space for quite some time” commented Sir William.  “For us, this agreement means a smoother road for international business and the opportunity to solidify opportunities with foreign governments.  It’s an exciting prospect for us”.

Gallagher’s security business has offices across 5 continents and is a significant player in the design and manufacture of security technology.  Specializing in hardware and software for access control and perimeter security, Gallagher’s state-of-the-art products are employed across a vast range of industries, including: mining, utilities, oil and gas, transport and logistics, education, healthcare, and more.

For more information contact a Gallagher representative