The report notes that continued trade and structural reforms,
including further privatization, which had lost some of its momentum at
the beginning of the millennium, would help to put the economy on a
higher growth path.
The WTO Secretariat report also underlines that reforms that would
simplify the tariff structure and reduce applied rates so as to
substantially narrow the gap between bound and applied tariffs should
contribute to enhance the predictability and transparency of Egypt’s
The WTO report, along with a policy
statement by the Government, will be the basis for the Trade Policy
Review (TPR) by the Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO.
following documents are available in MS Word format.
- Secretariat report
> Contents and summary observations (10 pages,
> Economic environment (10 pages,
> Trade and investment regimes (12 pages,
> Trade policies and practices by measure
(30 pages, 476KB)
> Trade policies by sector
(24 pages, 469KB)
> Appendix tables (6 pages,
- Government report (17 pages,
298KB) corr.1 (1 page,
39KB) corr.2 (1 page,
- Revisions of the above documents may be issued approximately
2 weeks after the meeting.
- Chairperson's concluding remarks
of the meeting are available approximately 6 weeks after the meeting.
- Questions and answers by WTO Members are available approximately 6 weeks after the meeting.
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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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Trinidad and Tobago: 14 and 16 September 2005
Tunisia: 28 and 30 September 2005
Guinea and Togo: 12 and 14 October 2005