So far, however, trade and investment have been stagnant. To reverse
this situation, the report says that Suriname needs to step up its
efforts to make macroeconomic management more coherent, rationalize
state participation in the economy, and introduce structural changes
leading to a more entrepreneurial culture and greater market
competition. Anchoring past and future reforms through expanded
multilateral commitments could greatly enhance their effectiveness, thus
ensuring that trade and investment take off definitely.
The WTO report, along with a policy statement by the Government of
Suriname, will be the basis for the first Trade Policy Review (TPR) of
Suriname by the Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO on 12 and 14 July 2004, which will take place at the same time as the review of Belize.
following documents are available in MS Word format.
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Trade Policy Reviews are an exercise, mandated in the WTO agreements,
in which member countries’ trade and related policies are examined and
evaluated at regular intervals. Significant developments that may have
an impact on the global trading system are also monitored. For each
review, two documents are prepared: a policy statement by the
government of the member under review, and a detailed report written
independently by the WTO Secretariat. These two documents are then
discussed by the WTO’s full membership in the Trade Policy Review Body
(TPRB). These documents and the proceedings of the TPRB’s meetings are
published shortly afterwards.
copies of previous TPR publications are available for sale from the
WTO Secretariat, Centre William Rappard, 154 rue de Lausanne, 1211
Genève 21 and through the on-line
TPR publications are also available from our co-publisher Bernan Press, 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391, United States.
Schedule of forthcoming reviews
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Republic of Korea: 15 and 17
Rwanda: 28 and 30 September 2004